Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village @ Hua Hin

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Plearnwan Hua Hin is Thailand’s first eco vintage village. It was built in late 2009 to recapture to recapture the classic charm of old Hua Hin. Plearn means enjoy and wan refers to yesteryear in Thai language. It is described as a “Center of joy and happiness … stop the past in order to tell the various tales of Hua Hin in the past … toward present” on its website.

We had some time to kill after a visit to Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. So why not dropping by Plearnwan, since entrance is FOC.
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Hua Hin Hills Vineyard’s shuttle bus dropped us at Hua Hin Market Village. From there, we hailed a tuk tuk to Plearnwan for a fee of baht 100. Plearnwan is highly popular with the local tourists due to the numerous photo opportunities here. We got to witness their intense passion for cam-whoring and posing too. Totally no fight!
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wooden robot made out of recycled materials
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We walked through this little corner here, which gives us the feeling of Hua Hin’s old time. There is a mural of the historic Hua Hin railway station.
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Plearnwan is an open lawn area with a two storey wooden building around. It offers visitors about everything you can imagine the kind of store you might wish to see, including boutiques selling clothes, a beauty salon, food stalls, a massage centre, a jewellery outlet, as well as record stores and restaurants.
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There is an outdoor cinema showing vintage movies at night, and a ferris wheel lit with neon lights.
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It is an environmental premise so most vendors use recycled paper wrap and containers.
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cute toilet signs
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We had so much fun hanging out at this outlet outlet that sell snacks and plastic toys of old days.
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vintage postcards
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Another shop selling various framed photographs of the highly respected and well loved Thai King.
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I’m loving these cute little trinkets!
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We took the opportunity to try as much food as we could here!
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This little dessert served in aeramic saucer plate is sweet and rich, just like most Thai dessert.
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Crispy Pancakes or Khanom bueng. These bite sized crispy pancake is served with thick coconut milk cream and grated coconut with small shrimps as topping.
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sweets from yesteryear?
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In Plearnwan, visitors can find great food offerings in a clean and well-maintained dining place.
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The menus were all in Thai language, but we were very fortunate to have a very nice Thai school girl  who took the liberty to order for us.
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Pork Satay (15 baht for 10), Pad Thai (40 baht) and soft drinks (15 baht). The satays were so tender and juicy while the pad thai was nothing to shout about.
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Grilled Pork Ribs (60 baht)
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Too bad that it turned out a bit tough and ornery.
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Grilled banana slices with drenched with a mixture of condensed milk and palm sugar. SO delicious!
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Thai style croquettes with various fillings – green curry, black pepper chicken, tomyam, etc.

Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village
Located between Hua Hin soi 38 and 40, opposite Klai Klangwon Palace
Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 10 pm
Friday from 10 am – midnight
Saturdays from 9 am – noon
Sundays from 9 am – 10 pm

Next Up: Marukhathaiyawan Palace (Palace of Love and Hope)

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Comments

  1. The village looks really nice and clean! :D I always thought eco villages are located in forests or something. Obviously, I’ve been stereotyping, which is a bad thing!

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  2. Choi Yen says:

    Interesting place!

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  3. ai wei says:

    me love this place a lot! every corner is very photogenic ^^

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    agree

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  4. Hi… am planning to stay over at Piman Plearnwan hotel…
    May I know how far this Plearnwan from the Hua Hin town?

    Actually I’ll be going to Hua Hin by the public van (victory monument) frm BKK.
    I’m not sure upon arrival at Hua Hin… How do i go to this Plearnwan?

    Can KBCG enlighten me a little?
    Haha.. Thanks ya..
    Ophiuchus Tan´s last [type] ..Heng Kee Wan Tan Mee

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    Hi Tan, its about 5-10 min of tuk tuk ride to hua hin night market area. You can always hail for a tuk tuk around that area, but they charges fixed price, need to nego.

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    Ophiuchus Tan Reply:

    Ehmm.. meaning the Plearnwan is nearby the night market?
    Actually the public van frm BKK will stop us at which part of Hua Hin? Izit Hua Hin town?

    Thanks for the fast response. :)
    Ophiuchus Tan´s last [type] ..Heng Kee Wan Tan Mee

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    Ophiuchus Tan Reply:

    Hi KBCG… thanks for the fast response. :)

    Do you mean Plearnwan is near the night market?
    Actually the mini van (victory monument) from BKK will stop me at which part og Hua Hin? Izit Hua Hin town?

    Many thanks.
    Ophiuchus Tan´s last [type] ..Heng Kee Wan Tan Mee

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    they will stop u near this rest http://kampungboycitygal.com/2012/02/awesome-seafood-dinner-jek-be-ak-seafood-restaurant-hua-hin/, which is also near the night market.

    fr here, u can take tuk tuk to plearnwarn. about 10 minutes :)

  5. Jacklyn says:

    I do enjoyed reading and researching for my upcoming trip! Cheers!

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