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. 


Village Weaver Handicrafts

From Mekong House 46.6 km 39 mins 

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Village Weaver is an extremely elegant, medium-sized silk store carrying a full range of silk products, including purses, shirts, wall hangings, and fabric available by the meter. The prices are 25% to 50% lower than Bangkok, and the selection is excellent. The selection of wall hangings is the best I've seen outside of Vientiane. 

There is a larger selection of fabric at the "silk village" outside of Udon Thani. But Village Weaver has some unique products that are not avaialble in Udon. This is particularly noticeable with respect to the wall hangings. It also has charm, which is the Udon stores lack. 

The store itself is fabulous. A great deal of money was spent to make the interior one of the nicest I've seen in Thailand, with extraordinary woodwork, including a beautiful curved staircase.

If you have any interest in silk, I highly recommend that you visit Village Weaver. (From Trip Advisor)