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Baan Silapin, Bangkok

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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  • Baan Silapin is a small theatre/artistic shop tucked away in the khlongs. Offers a gap alternative lifestyle at Bangkok tourism. You can attend a traditional puppet show in the early afternoon, still offer free advice to leave a tip, since the proceeds shall finance the training of street children in this traditional art form. It is possible to buy local crafts, not the usual junk KhaoSan, in nearby shops, eat delicious meals in the adjoining restaurants (bargain!) and drink the delicious juices of little bar. There can be complicated: consiglio di farsi writing a note in thai from your hoteliers by delivering to cab drivers. The journey by taxi from the SamSen it cost about 300bath (metered taxis and traffic included); Alternatively you can get there by MRT and a good walk (or maybe in motorcycle taxi). N.b. arriving by taxi will be left in a small clearing, with Temple and Riverfront restaurants attached: lascetvi not escape a meal there! With just a few dollars we enjoyed one of the best meals of our stay, really authentic!
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  • I visited The Artist House or Baan Silapin after i heard about it from my sister who lives in Bangkok. A must visit if you like an arty laid back ambiance and want to spend a quiet day away from the h...  read more »
  • Took my summer esl students hete on a field trip and the absolutely loved it. We god to watch an artistic puppet show, feed fish and eat great food. 
  • This is a nice place off the beaten track for most tourists. We came here on a Sunday during lunch time. It became busier before 2 PM when the puppet show starts. It's free but a donation is highly recommended if you don't buy or eat. We toured the Artist's house, bought some nice and cheap hand-crafted souvenirs and ordered some paintings. The place is not as noisy as it used to be and the boats are slowing down when passing. Enjoy setting indoors or outdoors and enjoy the many arts and craft shops and galleries around. Lunch is served daily. However in week days it will be served until it the limited cooked food is over. In weekend days, it might not last beyond 5 PM depending on the number of visitors, rain or not, etc. If you eat there, I recommend the "mieng kham" (miang kam, miang kum) Thai: เมี่ยงคำ - see my picture of the wild pepper green leaves topped with various tidbits. You will not find it on a menu or see it. It's a great as starter or snack. We ordered green curry chicken and masaman curry. Cooked by the ladies in the open. Very decent taste and not big portions. The coffee shop served decent coffee and teas. The prices are so reasonable. If you drive from Bangkok, I suggest that you set your google map to the near Wat (temple) named Wat Khuha Sawan, on the other side of this area and walk on the water side to the Artist's house. You will pass by many interesting local shops. Otherwise, Google will take you to a very narrow confusing road. Most of the visitors were Thai with a handful of farang tourists. This might change soon. This place has just been featured on the top list of Lonely Planets for 2016.
  • Very nice old Thai-style house. There are real some arts with fun. This helps children in the community to love & learn art. Free Wi-Fi available. Some corner don't look tidy. In general, VERY nice to have pleasure there, especially if you are foreigners.
  • Charming local art gallery and café. Very picturesque. One can easily spend 2-3 hours just roaming around and sitting by the river bank watching boats passing by.
  • Great old world feel here. Staff are friendly and helpful. Take some time to relax and feed fish from the pier
  • A very tranquil cafe/art gallery spot (although constantly interrupted with the noise of boat engines going past every minute) where you can relax with a coffee, watch the boats go past, have a go at painting face masks and enjoy the daily traditional Thai puppet show (jum Nai Hun Lakon Lek).
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