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Entry to the Hua Hin Artist Village

Have you checked-in many times in Thailand with the familiar destinations like Chiang Mai, Phuket or the capital of Bangkok, and are looking for a new experience, Baan Sillapin Artists Village (or Baan Silapin Artists Village) is the place you definitely can not miss.

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The art space of Hua Hin Artist Village

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 the 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. Traveling to the Hua Hin Art Village, visitors feel like be back with the good old days, where they can be creative and immerse themselves in a poetic space.

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Inside the gallery room in Hua Hin Artist Village
Inside the gallery room in Hua Hin Artist Village

Founded in 1998 by watercolor painter Tawee Kesa Ngam, the Baan Sillapin Artists Village, is home and working place of the over 19 sculptors, painters, and artists from various fields of art from all over the region of the country the Golden Pagoda, Thailand.

Artist Village is located near the hill west of Hua Hin with a 1.6 hectare area, initially only for local artists sharing art space. Gradually, this place became a favorite destination. Visitors to Hua Hin to find and buy original paintings or to create their own artworks. This is also the place of residence and work of many artists after the exhibitions in Bangkok.

Gradually, Hua Hin Art Village has become a unique place of cohesion among Thai talented artists.

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Hua Hin Art Village attracts visitors by the friendly with its wooden house architectural style; the studios, workshops, art galleries, exhibit rooms are linked together in an open space which without restraint and separation.

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Painting is a major field at Baan Sillapin, however types of art such as sculpture, installation art, design, the art of staging also are introduced by artists.

The space in Hua Hin Artist Village towards freedom of spirit and freedom of thoughts through each painting. Tawee Kesa-ngam is the founder of Hua Hin Artist Village, also is the most famous painter in Thailand. He and his wife wanted to create a space where each visitor would be a true artist, get back to childhood freely and find themselves as a child when the old days come.

“We have always wanted to create a place for artists in Thailand. Creativity is unlimited, and you can delight expressing your thoughts and ideas through personalized paintings and artworks” — Tawee Kesa Ngam said. Some artists even moved and living at here permanently to focus on the arts.

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The Painter and founder of Baan Sillapin: Tawee Kesa Ngam is one of the big names in the field of contemporary art in Thailand.
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Every artist at Baan Sillapin has a unique way of connecting with modern society, in the photo is the corner of the artist named Wetchayan.
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Sculptors living and working in the “village”. The artworks describing animals are made of wood and coconut skulls.
Tawee Kesa Ngam and his wife — also a painter, next to a painting of a tuk-tuk (a popular vehicle of transportation in Thailand), Tawee completed the work within 10 minutes combined with the show of performing art drumming with artists in the “village”.

If you want to try creative, you can fully join the classes at here. One of the favorite activities is designing paper bags by acrylic color. Have you ever learn painting or used paint colors? No matter, the artists can guide to you in a very simple way and easy to make.

“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.

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The artist and his workshop
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The artist is painting

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Just as an art lover, you can come to this small “village” at anytime from 10am to 5pm every day from Tuesday to Sunday (Hua Hin Art Village is closed on every Monday weekly), where you are always welcomed by the friendly and warmly of the artists.

Some interesting pictures at Baan Sillapin art village, Prachuap Khiri Khan province that Living Nomads would like to introduce to you:

The visitors are passionately painting in the art workshop of artist Nang.
The visitors are passionately painting in the art workshop of artist Nang.
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The art workshop will provide acrylic color and paper bags, your work is just only focus is on creating your own style products.

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After completion, the paintings will be exposed directly in the small courtyard of the studio for one day. Visitors only need to provide the hotel / accommodation address, products will be delivered to the place.
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Participating in these activities, visitors only need to pay a small fee (100 bath for children and 150 bath for adults, equivalent to $US 3.5 – $US 4.5).
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The information board is very personal style of artists at Baan Sillapin Artist Village.
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You can find the various small beautiful corners to… take photos, checked -in without a fee.
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Imprint of art is everywhere, including the most private space like … toilet.
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Resting time of the sculpture artist.
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Every corner is for creativity. In the photo is the dome of a small cafe is designed to serve tourists to visit Baan Sillapin Artist Village.
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Visitors at Hua Hin Artist Village

Further information

“Prachuap Khiri Khan” in Thai means the city stands amongst 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 of the province, is also a popular tourist destination with well-known landmarks such as Hua Hin Floating Market; Hua Hin Night market; Black Moutain Water Park, Hua Hin Railway Station (The Railway Station with the special Royal-style architecture were built during the reign of King Rama V); Sirinath Rajini Centre (The preserve and development sanctuary of mangrove forest).

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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.
Phone: +66(0)870477125
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.
Website: http://www.huahinartistvillage.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huahinartvillagebaansillapin/

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