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Artist's House (Baan Silapin)

Thai name : บ้านศิลปิน

GPS : 13.731285,100.463313 (See on the map)


Located at Khlong Bang Luang Floating Market, this century-old teak house is home to a cafe but is best known for its puppet shows given daily at 2pm. Baan Silapin, its name in Thai, was created in 2010 by the Thai artist and environmentalist Chumphon Akhpantanond. Each representation begins with a tribute to its founder.

Some boat tours on the klongs, the Bangkok canals, stop at the Artist's House for the show. For isntance, there is a boat tour from Taling Chan Floating Market on Saturday and Sunday that stops here.

Practical information about Artist's House (Baan Silapin)

Show every day at 2 pm, free admission but there is a box for donations near the stage.
To come by public transportation, the most convenient is to take the MRT metro to Bang Phai station. You will then have to walk 10 minutes to reach Klong Bang Luang Floating Market or can take a motorcycle taxi at the subway exit (10 THB). Then go to the dock, walk along the water, after around 100 meters, you will climb a bridge over a small canal the Artist's House is just there. You will recognize it thanks to the stone chedi that is inside. Otherwise, as said, you can get there by taking the boat tour from Taling Chan Floating Market leaving at 1 pm.

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