Back to the past: Plearn Wan in Hua Hin

** This is a part of a series of posts about my blog trip to Thailand. **

Plearn Wan

Love retro? Plearn Wan in Hua Hin, Thailand should not be missed.

Plearn Wan is a huge wooden complex designed based on the old wooden shops in the past, with shops and stalls selling food, souvenirs, etc.

Plearn Wan

Plearn Wan roughly translates to “Good Times from the Past”. It’s an old-fashioned village setup in retro style.

Plearn Wan

Plearn Wan

In fact the rustic wooden stalls and old timer shops that line the sides of the streets take you way back in time.

Plearn Wan

A coffee shop back in the olden days.

Plearn Wan

They even preserved all the old cans for that back to the past feel.

Plearn Wan

The cafeteria was empty at 4 pm but the shop keeper said Plearn Wan comes alive when night falls. I wish we could go back and see the place more vibrant.

Plearn Wan

I don’t know who buys these toys except for collectors but they surely are unique.

Plearn Wan

Old style pharmacy.

Plearn Wan

There are a lot of food sold at Plearn Wan but this freshly baked bread stopped me at my tracks! You have no idea how much I restrained myself from buying one of these!!

The breads were still hot, in their individual baking pans. Focus, focus!! Big, heavy dinner later so I had to pass up for bread.

Plearn Wan

We only live once, I know. I should have bought but I chose to get away from the store, as fast as I can! I went to a non-food stalls and took photos to distract my protesting will and appetite.

Plearn Wan

I was doing just ok until I came upon an intriguing steamed delicacy made out of thin, sticky paste with sweet filling.

Plearn Wan

If I was not too stuffed already (and there’s a festive dinner waiting in a couple of hours), I would have tried this. I didn’t (again).

Plearn Wan

Lastly, there are retro postcards you can buy to send to your friends and family back home.

Plearn Wan

Should be a joy to receive these special postcards in this world of electronic communication.

* Photos taken using Canon EOS 550D and Canon PowerShot SD960IS

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