** This is a part of a series of posts about my blog trip to Thailand. **
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 roughly translates to “Good Times from the Past”. It’s an old-fashioned village setup in retro style.
In fact the rustic wooden stalls and old timer shops that line the sides of the streets take you way back in time.
A coffee shop back in the olden days.
They even preserved all the old cans for that back to the past feel.
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.
I don’t know who buys these toys except for collectors but they surely are unique.
Old style pharmacy.
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.
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.
I was doing just ok until I came upon an intriguing steamed delicacy made out of thin, sticky paste with sweet filling.
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).
Lastly, there are retro postcards you can buy to send to your friends and family back home.
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