Plearnwan @ Hua Hin, Thailand

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Huahin Thailand

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Plearnwan is a vintage village built with rusty tin pieces and wooden planks, made to reminisce the old days of Hua Hin.  The name “Plearnwarn” has its meaning where “Plearn” is a combination of “Play” and “Learn”, and “Wan” means “yesterday” in Thai. From the name itself, Plearnwan promises some good fun for everyone by entering a world of nostalgia through its main gate that looks a bit like a time tunnel. 

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Plearnwan is dubbed as “village” though it’s more of a vintage street, with 2-storied vintage stores along both side of the street.  The stores are interconnected by sky bridges for easy accessibility.

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The village is made to look vintage with unpredictable surprises like washed-out pawn shop and the ice cream shop that just looks like an ice cream parlor from the 80’s with the checkered floor and color theme.

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Bits and pieces are from the 70’s and 80’s to heighten the atmosphere, like rusty post box and candy dispensers.  Can you relate to those candy dispensers?

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Old speakers.

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Antique cars.

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Gas pump.

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Old pinball machines.

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The village is almost like a movie set!

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Towards the end of the street, there’s a fun fair area with all the oldie games of course!

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Boxing games,

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balloon darting,

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and pinball games.

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Food is plenty at Plearnwan.  I was extremely curious at the bucket of brightly colored tubes and decided to buy one – not that I knew what it was but I guessed it was some sort of popsicles.

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I was only half correct – the tubes carry flavored liquid, and after selecting the desired flavor, the vendor will take out the tube and drop it into liquid nitrogen (my guess), where the liquid then freezes and becomes a proper popsicle.  My ini mini mini mo was coke flavored!

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Other kinds of Thai food include squid,

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chive pancakes,

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satay,

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bite-sized sausages,

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grilled yummies,

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crispy pancakes,

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and ice cream that doesn’t melt.  Okay, just kidding.  The ice creams are just models that’s why they don’t melt!

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A few stores make good use of the models that look real enough to entice you.

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I didn’t get to try a whole lot of thing as we had a heavy brunch but I did take away this huge omelette ball that’s the size of fist, wrapped with rice and fillings of your liking – fish, seafood, chicken or pork – a pretty filling snack!

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There are many shops in the village for a good shopping spree too 🙂

Enjoy more photos below 🙂

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More Info
Plearnwan Official Website
Getting there: located on the main road of Hua Hin, 15 minutes drive north of Hua Hin town center.
Opening Hours: Daily Mon – Thurs 10am – 10pm.  Fri 10am – 12pm.  Sat 9am -12pm.  Sun 9am – 10pm.

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  1. inggar

    thanks, where can i take the van to go back to bangkok? is there the van has meeting point? thus, is the plearnwan far from santorini park?
    sorry for many question 🙂

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      if you came by the van, it should be around the same place where you are dropped off, more or less near the train station. You should be able to get your hotel to help you get a tutuk to go to the meeting point. Plearnwan is about 20 – 30 minutes drive to plearnwan. They are in the same direction, so best to visit them on the same journey.

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