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Baan Silapin, Bangkok

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  • Arrived a few hours before the show so got the chance to watch kids practicing and learning the traditional arts. It was very exciting. Despite the heat (it was a really hot day!), the place is quite ...  more »
  • small ballad to do, but nothing special klong edge friendly attention to the scams of the village restaurant with cards without price!!
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  • On the Klong Bang Luang, Baan Silapin (artiste house) is a beautiful 200 years house and a 600 years old Stupa (Chedi) inside. A lovely, fun and one of the best traditional puppet show in BKK, every d...  more »
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  • Not easy to access but definitely a place well worth a visit. The art house is perfect little coffee shop which will let you experience what life is like to live on the river. Grab a coffee and watch the boats and people go by in what can be described as a total chilled out environment. Try to visit when the puppet show is on as well.
  • Beautiful and serene, a great place to relax for a few hours. The puppet show on Saturday is also better than you would expect when you think "puppet show" or "cultural", fairly slapstick although almost entirely in Thai so it might help if you bring a Thai friend or guide if you want to understand the cultural background that they explain in the beginning. The walk along the Khlong is quite charming too and very calming. Local restaurants on the khlongside walk are fairly cheap for Bangkok and provide generous portions for the price. There is also an old temple a bit of a walk further down that has a kind of old fashioned charm to it, something that is missing from the more glamorous and well maintained temples in the rest of the city.
  • One of the best spot in Bangkok without a massive crowd. It’s in a very quiet neighbourhood worth getting lost into. The puppet show at 2pm is amazing.
  • Great place for relaxation. Not crowded of people. Come at 2pm for the dolls show!
  • Was here in July 2018. Spent a wonderful afternoon here. I took public transport and some serious walking (and some serious local food sampling along the way); google maps kindly gave exact route to follow. Note : arrive about an hour earlier to enjoy the atmosphere before the show. I bought a cup of ice o-liang (local coffee, mild but very refreshing!) and just sit by the riverside, simply enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Felt like the time itself slowed down here. After that I took a stroll along the riverside 'village', browsing the various arts offered. People lived along the river, and opened their door wide so passers-by could look everything inside. Really enjoyed the absence of yammering and cajoling to buy the wares. Almost everyone here understand English. Don't forget to roam in the Artist's House before the show! Paintings, masks, puppets, costumes, small knick-knack souvenirs. Those who want to do craft could do that too; I saw tourists and locals did paintings and sketching everywhere. Some snack and drink provided in the cafe downstairs with very decent price. The puppet show starts at 14.00, get your seat early, it's limited! Soon the small place got very crowded, some even sit on the floor. The greetings was in Thai, seemed the guy who delivered it was very funny! Few English were provided by recordings, but I still enjoyed the show very much. All performance concluded in 30min. They played the puppets beautifully, even interacted with the audience up close. The show is free, but they receive donations for maintaining the traditional show. I do think this place is wonderful for any kind of traveler, solo/couple/family with (small) kids. Do come!
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