Thailand is renowned for its rambunctious nightlife, terrific shopping opportunities and multiple tourist attractions. For years it has attracted thousands of tourists who want to relax and unwind. The majority of the tourist crowd tends to focus on Bangkok and Phuket so those who want a change of scenery can head down to the quiet city of Hua Hin.
Located roughly two hundred kilometres south of the Thai capital of Bangkok, Hua Hin is a seaside town situated in the northern region of the Malay Peninsula. It belongs to the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan and is a highly popular tourist destination within the country. The major attraction here is Hua Hin beach although there are plenty of natural and cultural attractions located here as well. One attraction that anyone touring the city (especially art lovers) should try and visit is Baan Silapin.
Baan Silapin, sometimes called Artist’s Home, is an artist collective established by renowned local artist, Thawee Kaesangarm. Situated four kilometres from Th Phetkasem, the compound overlooks the scenic Hin Lek Fai Mountain. The collection of studios and galleries found here highlight the works of many local artists, many of whom have opted out of Bangkok’s frenzied art world for the much quieter one in Hua Hin. In addition to viewing stunning works in a variety of mediums, visitors can watch artists in action or even take up a class conducted by prominent Thai artists. Class are conducted almost every day. Baan Silapin is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Monday.
One advantage of visiting the city is the profusion of excellent eateries which makes it the ideal place to sample the local cuisine. Seafood restaurants are plentiful, especially around the beach area. There are also plenty of good places to stay and one can find accommodation to suit almost any budget. Tourists looking forward to enjoying the best beach hotels Hua Hin Thailand can try staying at the Anantara Hua Hin Thailand Resort. Situated on a gorgeous open beach and surrounded by lush tropical verdure, it is one of the finest Hua Hin hotels around.