Visiting Hua Hin Artist Village – A lovely little enclave of Thai artists.
Have you checked in many times in Thailand with known locations such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, or the capital of Bangkok, and are searching for a fresh experience, Baan Sillapin Artists Village (or Baan Silapin Artists Village) is a must-see.
If you have a few free hours, you can take a bus for about 3 hours from the capital of Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan province (in Central Thailand), visit Baan Sillapin Artists Village (also often referred to with the name easier to remember: Hua Hin Art Village, or Hua Hin Artist Village) to visit the unique art space and even be able to create your own creative products by hand. When visiting the Hua Hin Art Village, tourists feel transported back in time, where they may be creative and immerse themselves in a lyrical environment.
The Baan Sillapin Artists Village, founded in 1998 by watercolor painter Tawee Kesa Ngam, is the home and working location of around 19 sculptors, painters, and artists from many disciplines of art from all over the nation the Golden Pagoda, Thailand.
Artist Village is a 1.6-hectare location along the hill west of Hua Hin that was intended reserved for local artists to share art space. This location gradually became a popular tourist attraction. Visitors to Hua Hin may locate and purchase unique paintings as well as make their own works of art. This is also where many artists live and work after their exhibits in Bangkok.
Gradually, Hua Hin Art Village has become a unique place of cohesion among Thai talented artists.
Painting is a significant field at Baan Sillapin, but artists also introduce sculpture, installation art, design, and the art of staging.
Through each artwork, the area in Hua Hin Artist Village approaches freedom of spirit and freedom of mind. Tawee Kesa-ngam, the creator of Hua Hin Artist Village, is also Thailand’s most famous painter. He and his wife intended to establish an environment where each visitor could be a genuine artist, freely return to childhood, and find themselves as a kid when the old days came.
“We’ve always wanted to build a space in Thailand for artists. Tawee Kesa Ngam stated, “Creativity is limitless, and you may enjoy in expressing your thoughts and ideas via individual paintings and artworks.” Some artists have even relocated here permanently to work on their art.
“At here, there is no teacher or student, it’s just simple a place where you can learn and try to make your own products. We will help you to do that. ” — Nang, a painter who also the workshop’s instructor said.
As an art enthusiast, you may visit this little “village” at any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from Tuesday to Sunday (Hua Hin Art Village is closed every Monday weekly), where you will be greeted by pleasant and welcoming artists.
Some interesting pictures at Baan Sillapin art village, Prachuap Khiri Khan province that Living Nomads would like to introduce to you:
“Prachuap Khiri Khan” means “the city stands among the mountains,” a province in the central region of Thailand, with the western border of Myanmar, covering a total area of about 6,368 km2, of which Hua Hin is the capital city, is also a popular tourist destination with well-known landmarks such as Hua Hin Floating Market; Hua Hin Night Market; Black Mountain Water Park, Hua Hin (The preserve and development sanctuary of mangrove forest).
Hua Hin Artist Village
Address: 299/8 3218 Tambon Hin Lek Fai, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Opening hours: 10am to 5pm every day from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on every Monday weekly.
Price: Free (no entrance fee & free parking, price are subject to change). Making artworks fee: 100 bath for children and 150 bath for adults, equivalent to $US 3.5 – $US 4.5)
How to get there: Located on the “Pala-U” road (route 3218) approximately 4 kilometers from the center of Hua Hin.