The blast of colour, surrounded by swathes of lush greenery—the Hua Hin Artist Village in Thailand is paradise not only for the painterly, but also for those seeking serene self-expression.
Known better as Baan Sillapin, this village in Thailand is a haven for the arts. Not very far from the main centre of Hua Hin, it is home to 15 artists who are supported by the community. Their endeavour? To ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all visitors and enthusiasts.
At every step of this beauteous complex, there is an artistic touch or a fun element, designed to delight all five senses and the soul. Moreover, the place offers you the authentic Thai experience. After all, in what better way can you know a culture than through its art?
Hua Hin’s original arts centre opened in 1998, and is composed of large galleries of arts and antiques, artist studios, a coffee and gift shop, and classrooms for their very-popular classes in painting and sculpture. To add to that, puppet shows enliven the weekends, adding a touch of excitement.
We took a 10-minute painting class, and the design that the lovely instructor helped me create was delightful.
Interestingly enough, the village hosts musicians and artists of international repute to perform and liven up their environs. Furthermore, local artists also feature in these programs, a fact that only adds to the joviality of the place.
Do drop by the Hua Hin village the next time you’re in Thailand! With its artistic heritage, it will never disappoint. Find out more about the village here.