Bangkok has long been known as the “Venice of the East”.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the area around modern Bangkok developed an extensive network of waterway canals (known as klongs) that provided practical transportation as well as protection.
Due to Bangkok city growth and modernization, many of the central canals have been filled in to build roads, yet there are some that still exist. Dotted throughout Bangkok you’ll find floating markets like Khlong Lat Mayom or Bang Nam Pheung.
Baan Silapin or Klong Bang Luang, or in English known as Artist’s House, is a treasure along one of Bangkok’s old canals.
Baan Silapin (Bangkok Artist’s House) is over 200 years old. It’s a well preserved family house constructed of wood that hovers over one of Bangkok’s main canals (klongs).
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