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. 


Tha Sadet Market in Nong Khai 

From Mekong House 1 hour 58 mins

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I love going to Tha Sadet Market in Nong Khai, it has long narrow pathways parallel to the river and crowded with shops selling all sorts of things electronics, clothes, silk, food, Buddhist artifacts, unusual stones, musical instruments, knives, weapons, telescopes, toys, everything you can imagine.  There is some really good value but you need to bargain on the price.

The Taa Sadej Market is located in the town of Nong Khai, nearby the Mekong River. Largely covered and winding through more than seven streets, it has much of the feeling of a middle eastern bazaar where an extraordinary range of items from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, China and even Russia can be found. It is a day time market, selling clothes, fabrics, electronics, optical equipment, ornaments, knickknacks, massage aids, traditional furniture, and oddments beyond description.