Bangkok Artists House - Artist's House orThai Baan Silapin - Long ago, these types of old Thai teak houses were very typical along the klongs but today are becoming rare, usually replaced by concrete buildings. Baan Silapin has been beautifully restored, with unusual features such as human statues sitting by the water, gazing at life passing by. Artist House is owned by Chumpol Akkapantanon - the house was run down when it was bought before being restored to its present glory. It's a great escape from the crazy traffic of Bangkok - it has beauty in its rustic sort of way with its own 600 year old chedi in the back yard. There is a coffee shop inside and tradtional puppet shows are performed every afternoon, using puppets from the famous Joe Louis theatre that was once held at the Suan Luan Bazaar.