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Property summary
Address: Soi, 43120 Phon Phisai, Thailand
Property type: Holiday home
Property ID: 91D91ZNX

Our prices are all inclusive. Accommodation, meals, tuition, visits to village life, temples, markets, landmarks are all included. You chose where and when you want to go. In a part of Thailand where there are few tourists and almost no English spoken we provide you with transport and members of our family to show you around at, no additional cost.

The prices shown by Wimdu are almost double our correct prices, I am not sure why. See below.

We provide a unique combination of painting/photography tuition and Thai rural culture. Our guest house is on the banks of the Mekong River in a small rural town in NE Thailand, far from the main tourist centres. We only take up to 4 guests at a time as we dedicate our time to your needs. Our reputation is everything to us and we will ensure that your stay with us is a success.

If this is your first trip to Asia, our guest house is ideal for you. The town is very safe and with all normal Western facilities including good medical and banking services. We drive you from and to the airport (100 kms away) and look after you every minute of your stay. We even provided you with a mobile phone to call us if you need help any time day or night. You can experiment with local food or we will serve you Western food. The local people are very friendly and will always return your smile.

Experienced artist or beginner? Either way we will introduce you to new ways of painting. We teach our students to let the painting take over and tell them what to do. To work intuitively to the point where you have no idea what you are doing. Our techniques allow you to let go of reality and create magical lyrical works.

Your partner doesn't paint. There is plenty for your partner to do while you are painting. We work with you to develop a schedule that meets both your requirements. There are so many interesting to see and to do. There are many photographic subjects and if you want assistance in post processing or storing your photos we can help you.

There is not enough room here to cover everything we offer so search for Thailand Painting Holidays if you would like to see more.

From October to January the weather is perfect in NE Thailand, warm, sunny and dry. Its during that limited time that Thailand Painting Holidays opens its small guest house on the banks of the Mekong River at Phon Phisai. We give our guests the perfect combination of painting and photography tuition combined with Thai village life and culture.

We provide art and photography tuition matched to individual requirements from beginner to professional. Our tutors are available for teaching 8 hours every day and if you want an intensive course we paint all week. We teach our students to discover how to let the painting talk to them and work intuitively. This level of immersion is essential for the growth of all artists. The choice is yours relax in this lovely part of Thailand, visit the villages and meet the people, shop in the incredible markets, take lots of stunning photos, paint as much as you want.

We have room up to 4 people in two lovely large rooms overlooking the Mekong, We look after our guest from the moment that they arrive at the airport. All transport and food in the guest house is included plus most painting materials. Our guests enjoy a range of Thai and Western cuisine according to their tastes.

All rooms have coffee/tea facilities, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi, use of mobile phone, safe and drinking water.
We have a large guest lounge with a bar, TV, DVD, karaoke, keyboard instrument, free WiFi, coffee/tea making, drinks fridge, air-conditioning, lounge suite, dining table and chairs with view of Mekong.

Our terrace overlooks the river and under the pergola you can relax, eat, drink and paint if you wish.

We have a games room with table tennis, and bicycles for our guests to ride down the path along the river bank to the town centre or the Lao market.

The Mekong is the heart of SE Asia as it makes its way from China, through Laos, then forms the border with Thailand where we live, on to Cambodia and Vietnam. It is such a wonderful river that everybody spends part of the day looking at it and the fishermen with their nets. Our land goes right down to the river and the boats moor along the bank below us.
There are many interesting places to visit from our guest house and we do not charge for taking you to any which may interest you. Thai village culture ancient and rich in unusual customs. The people believe completely in spirits that inhabit trees, lakes and rocks. They will go to a shaman to cure a disease, or remove a bad spirit. These animist beliefs are overlaid with a gentle Buddhism which is integrated into their lives. All men spend some time as monks and we give the monks food in their begging bowls every morning.

We can take you to a Wat to eat with the monks, or to a village wedding or dance. I have lived here for 10 years and I am still discovering new aspects to these wonderful people. I can't describe everything here so, if you are interested, please visit our website that is full of information. Just search for Thailand painting holidays.

If you are not an artist we will take you to the village and introduce you to the people. Depending on what's going on at the time of your visit she will take you to local weddings, making the monk ceremonies, wats, village aerobics, dances etc.

If you decide to visit us I guarantee the you will have a holiday that you will always remember as a great experience.

Additional Location Information

We have a small guest house for vacations on the banks of the Mekong River in Phon Phisai NE Thailand. It has magnificent views across the majestic Mekong to Laos and the distant mountains. A cool breeze comes down from the mountains across the river to us in the mornings.

There is a quiet narrow road along the bank of the river from Mekong House to Phon Phisai town centre. It is ideal for walks or bike rides. We can supply bicycles for guests to use.

The local people have small allotments along the banks of the river during the dry winters when the river is low. They grow vegetables in the rich soils which are covered when the water rises in the wet season.

Many small fishing boats are moored along the banks below Mekong House and fishermen can be seen working with their nets on the river throughout the day. We plan to purchase our fish directly from the fishermen.

The Mekong is so strong and wide that it has an almost uncanny presence. The local people gather in small groups leaning against the railings watching and chatting in the mornings and evenings. You will find that you are always drawn to this mighty river.

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.

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.

House rules

We let each room separately and charge per person as this includes for full board, painting and photography tuition, daily visits to Thai rural village culture locations.

To gain an appreciation of the unique vacation that we offer you need to visit our website http://thailand-painting-holidays.com.

Our discounted rates are $120 USD per night or $840 per week for one guest in a double room or $200 per night or $1,400 per week for two guests in a double room.

For some reason the prices that Wimdu shows tend to be higher so please contact us for a firm price you can then book via Wimdu

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Monthly rate: $ 1253 US
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