Artists look no further
Fronted by a large art gallery and studio that’s a centre for local artists, Baan Silapa Silalang Homestay is a great option for a culturally immersive experience.
Owner Ms Noi embodies the warm hospitality that Si Satch is known for, welcoming travellers for a quick breeze through the gallery or an extended stay. Situated between the gallery and Noi’s house, the one spacious room has a private entrance, large hot-water bathroom, firm bed, air-con and some windows. Extra mattresses are available and the room can sleep up to four people. Guests can hang out on benches or a wide raised platform in the gallery, where local kids occasionally meet up for arts and crafts courses. Ms Noi speaks a little English and can provide food for guests who want to make an offering to monks on their morning alms rounds. There’s also a garden path out back that leads down to the riverside.
The homestay is located across the street from some minor ruins and next to Kang Sak Beer Garden, the largest restaurant in the area. It’s the first homestay that you’ll see if coming from the bus stop on the way towards Wat Chom Chuen and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat -- the sign along the road just says “Homestay” and the full name is painted above the doorway. Even if you don’t stay here, do pop in to see the beautiful works of art.
Address: 96 Moo 6 (next to Kang Sak Beer Garden on the riverside lane), Ban Phra Phrang, Si Satchanalai
T: (055) 631 063 ; (084) 048 8595;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º47'51.77" E, 17º25'51.3" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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