Experience local ways, enjoy life in the slow lane and peruse Thai art at Bang Luang Canal. The general area was once a residence for crown servants, and the house itself is more than 200 years old. Known in Thai as Baan Silapin, Artists House is where you can see everyday objects that once filled Thai homes including genuine kitchen utensils and vintage photographs. Learn even more about the house and area with a browse through the attraction’s own book shop. Artist’s House also presents Thai puppetry performances at 2 p.m. every day except Wednesday. And while you’re in the neighbourhood, it’s a good chance to try local Thai dishes at very reasonable prices, or simply to savour the charms of this peaceful riverside community.
Artists House is on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. You may want to combine your visit with a longtail boat excursion. Otherwise, from Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit take BTS SkyTrain to Wongwian Yai Station and then hail a metered taxi. Ask the driver to take you to Baan Silapan or mention the name of nearby temple Wat Kuhasawan.