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. 

 

Shopping for our guests at Thailand Painting Holidays

While there are shops in Phon Phisai including supermarkets and department stores in Nong Khai, most shopping is in markets.  There are many markets with a huge variety of exotic foods, clothing,  jewellery, hardware, chinese medicines, plants etc.  The local people are always friendly and love a joke when foreigners come to see their goods.  Our guests love to shop and Waree will go with them if they need help in bargaining.

Phon Phisai is famous for its Lao Market every Wednesday and Saturday.  People come from Laos in small boats across the Mekong to sell their wares.  It's always bustling and busy with many unusual goods for sale.  There is often a snake show, fortune tellers with tarot cards, musicians with strange instruments.

Phon Phisai is famous for its Lao Market every Wednesday and Saturday.  People come from Laos in small boats across the Mekong to sell their wares.  It's always bustling and busy with many unusual goods for sale.  There is often a snake show, fortune tellers with tarot cards, musicians with strange instruments.

On Sunday's we take our guests to the Ban Pho Village Sunday Temple Market.  Its just a local market for Waree's village but always interesting.

On Sunday's we take our guests to the Ban Pho Village Sunday Temple Market.  Its just a local market for Waree's village but always interesting.

This is the permanent market in Phon Phisai.  All Thai towns have a similar undercover market selling mainly food.  I call it the Wet Market as there are many stalls of live fish that splash about.  

This is the permanent market in Phon Phisai.  All Thai towns have a similar undercover market selling mainly food.  I call it the Wet Market as there are many stalls of live fish that splash about.  

We supply our guests with all the art materials they need to learn Jeremy's techniques.  Some of these we have to bring from Australia but some are available in Phon Phisai and others we can order in from Bangkok.

We supply our guests with all the art materials they need to learn Jeremy's techniques.  Some of these we have to bring from Australia but some are available in Phon Phisai and others we can order in from Bangkok.

The Na Ka Silk Market covers several streets next to a temple on the road between Nong Khai and Udon Thani it is filled with clothing shops

The Na Ka Silk Market covers several streets next to a temple on the road between Nong Khai and Udon Thani it is filled with clothing shops

In Phon Phisai we have the Klong Thom Market on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  It's a big market with many stalls mostly food.  An exciting place to shop with the locals and try different foods.

In Phon Phisai we have the Klong Thom Market on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  It's a big market with many stalls mostly food.  An exciting place to shop with the locals and try different foods.

When we take our guests on trips we often stop at roadside stalls to buy food  Especially bringing our guests on the long road trip from the airport in Udon Thani to Phon Phisai we stop to get a refreshing fresh coconut drink out of a coconut shell at one of the stalls.

When we take our guests on trips we often stop at roadside stalls to buy food  Especially bringing our guests on the long road trip from the airport in Udon Thani to Phon Phisai we stop to get a refreshing fresh coconut drink out of a coconut shell at one of the stalls.

Nong Khai is famous for the Tha Sadet Market which occupies several streets next to the Mekong River.  It has a hundreds of shops selling everything you can imagine.  As an ex-geologist I like the Chinese curio shops with  crystals and rocks.

Nong Khai is famous for the Tha Sadet Market which occupies several streets next to the Mekong River.  It has a hundreds of shops selling everything you can imagine.  As an ex-geologist I like the Chinese curio shops with  crystals and rocks.

A short walk from our guest house there is the Night Food Market, with a great variety of stalls selling food for the evening meal.  When we don't have guests we buy most of our food here, it is delicious and incredibly cheap.

A short walk from our guest house there is the Night Food Market, with a great variety of stalls selling food for the evening meal.  When we don't have guests we buy most of our food here, it is delicious and incredibly cheap.

Udon Thani has the main wholesale market for the region.  We often go here after picking up our guests from the airport as it is crammed with fruit, vegetables etc.  We buy crates of mangoes and other fruit for our guests.  I almost live on mangoes and pawpaw when we are in Thailand

Udon Thani has the main wholesale market for the region.  We often go here after picking up our guests from the airport as it is crammed with fruit, vegetables etc.  We buy crates of mangoes and other fruit for our guests.  I almost live on mangoes and pawpaw when we are in Thailand