Bangkok may have lost its “Venice of the East” moniker when cars replaced rowboats, but life still thrives deep within its network of waterways. A canal tour reveals a rapidly disappearing side of the city; ask your longtail guide to take you to Baan Silapin, the Artist’s House. The popularity of this 200-year-old wooden house and arts centre has reenergised the traditional community around it. Stick around until 2pm, when artists put on a Thai puppet show (every day except Wednesday).
315 Wat Tong Salangam, Phet Kasem 28