Thailand Painting Holidays

paint on the banks of the Mekong River

A wonderful combination of painting tuition and Thai culture in a small guest house on the banks of the Mekong River at Phon Phisai in NE Thailand.  During the dry cool months of October to January each year the guesthouse provides a combination of painting tuition and Thai rural culture experience to 4 guests each week.

The visits are individually tailored to provide the level of tuition and Thai experience that each visitor seeks.  This website contains details of the tuition, experiences and facilities together with prices and booking facilities. 


Phon Phisai

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Phon Phisai Is a lovely Thai town on the Mekong River not far from the capital city of the region, Nong Khai, and the bridge to Laos. 

Phon Phisai is famous for the annual fireball festival when thousands of come for holidays from all over Thailand to see fireballs spontaneous eject from the Mekong.

Hardly any international tourists come to Phon Phisai as we are far from the tourist centres.  A few westerners have settled here with their Thai families mainly from England, Switzerland and Belgium.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Phon Phisai has the unique Laos street market along the banks of the river.  Poor Lao people cross the river in small boats to sell their goods at the market.  It is an easy walk or bike rider from Mekong House along the river bank to the market which is full of interesting and strange things to see and buy.

There are several restaurants and bars along the river bank where food, alcoholic drinks and coffee can be enjoyed overlooking the river. 

Twenty One Photospheres (surround 360 degree) images taken near our painting holiday guest house on the Mekong river In Phon Phisa, NE Thailand.

Click on the images to change them.  Drag within an image to see the full surroundings.  Click on the 'Views' text to see these wonderful full sized surround images.  They are linked together around the town of Phon Phisai, Nong Khai, Isaan (NE Thailand).  That is Lao you can see on the opposite bank.  Its an amazing area to explore.

Guests having lunch at the best noodle bar in Phon Phisai

Guests having lunch at the best noodle bar in Phon Phisai

The grotto underneath the huge snakes at the Wat on the river in the centre of Phon Phisai

Video of early morning Mekong at the Big Buddha near Thailand Painting Holidays guest house.  Listen to the birds chirping.