Traveljunkieindonesia.com – The other night, we went to visit Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village, Hua Hin – Thailand.
We arrived at 8.30pm. 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.
Plearnwan is derived from a combination of the English words ‘Play and Learn’, together with a Thai word ‘Wan’ that means yesterday.
Plernwan has a fairground complete with a ferris wheel, game booths and an outdoor cinema where screenings take place on weekend evenings.
Not just a themed open-air mall, Plearnwan feels more like a living museum where we can experience a slice of life in 1950s Hua Hin.
Stepping through the small opening is like stepping into a time machine – suddenly, We found ourself surrounded by all things vintage.
Plernwan’s two-storey courtyard-style building, an architectural statement in itself, houses a community of period-style shops selling everything from liquor, inexpensive plastic-and-tin toys, snacks as well as a beauty salon, clothing, fashion accessories, photo studio, outdoor cinema screen and a 20-room guesthouse or ‘Piman Plernwan’.
Even if you don’t buy anything, it makes for quite a pleasurable look around.
If you are a fan of Thai sweets, you will find a myriad of mouthwatering recipes here, from mango sticky rice to grass jelly with shaved ice and preserved fruits in sweetened syrup.
And it was very exciting to walk around and see of a old local tradition.
Stay tuned for my adventure in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village
Hua Hin soi 38 and 40
opposite Klai Klangwon Palace
Happy Sustainable Travels!