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Boating Along Bangkok's Canals Klong Bang Luang

Baan Silapin (บ้านศิลปิน) or Klong Bang Luang (คลองบางหลวง), or in English known as Artist’s House, is a treasure along one of Bangkok’s old canals.

Located on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, across the Chao Phraya river from many of the tall buildings, is the quiet peaceful Baan Silapin (บ้านศิลปิน) – the Artist’s House.

One of the iconic images of Baan Silapin (บ้านศิลปิน), is the red man statue.

Explore winding alleyways far from the tourist trails as you make your way to Bangkok’s best floating market.

Accessible by land or boat, the canal-side Artist House at Khlong Bang Luang includes a gallery, cafe and daily puppet shows in an old slice of Thonburi filled with temples, noodle shops and art studios.

 

Sporting an open area where you can lounge by the canal and a centuries-old chedi from the Ayutthaya period that rises from the open-air belly, Baan Silapin (Artist House) was established in 2010 by Thai artist and conservationist Chumphon Akhpantanond.

Other artists joined students and creative types who already lived in the area to help turn the space into a grassroots art hub, which tips its hat to a traditional lifestyle focused on the canals.

The colors, chaos, flavors and atmosphere make it a unique experience, and the novelty of buying a snack from a passing boat takes some beating.

 


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