Thanon Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand
Baan Silapin Bangkok Reviews
Baan Silapin Nov 27, 2011
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok is Khlong Bang Luang where wooden houses line the canal that simply takes you back to the hush and tranquility of the past.
Among these wooden houses is Baan Silapin, aka the Artist's house. Built around a 200 year old Ayutthaya-style pagoda, this 100+ year old restored 2-storey structure houses a coffee shop on the first floor, a souvenir shop, as well as a studio where community artists go about their crafts oblivious to curious stares. You can also unleash the artist in you by learning how to draw, do woodcuts and jewelry.
This is also where puppeteers that used to perform at Suan Lum night bazaar has taken their performances. The show starts at 2PM daily.
Before reaching Baan Silapin, visitors have to pass by old shophouses that sell traditional crafts and toys. Thai Artist Supasit Wongrom-ngern also has a shophouse along the khlong where he gives painting lessons. Walking along the length of the shophouses extended terrace, visitors are offered a picturesque view of life along the canals.
With it's old charm and all, Baan Silapin is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon just sipping on your coffee while reading a book as boats pass along.
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