Plearn Wan is shutting down
Plearn Wan has been known among Thai locals and many foreigners as a must-visit shopping spot in Hua Hin where you can get vintage items and take photos at whimsical carnival rides and cafes.
This market is home to many shops and cafes, and it has been running for over 12 years. Unfortunately, the owner of the place, Phattra Sahawat, officially announced on Facebook that this well-loved market will be permanently closing down on 31st January 2020.
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This means we have only one more month to visit Plearn Wan at Hua Hin to enjoy its chill vibes before it closes down for good.
Things to do at Plearn Wan
There’s lots of things to do at Plearn Wan, but here’s what you cannot miss while there:
1.Take photos at vintage spots
Can play at the carnival zone and get photos at the carousel
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Plearn Wan was originally designed to be a vintage market. As we’re now in a modern era where everything is minimal and chic, the market’s more casual, laid-back vibes area a great place to snap some cute shots.
There are many vintage cars to pose with on the streets
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2. Grab a bite at its cute cafes
The interior vibes at Tangmo Panich
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There are many cafes and shops to drop by. Besides Plearn Wan Panich, the signature cafe of Plearn Wan, you can also visit Tangmo Panich.
Watermelon ice cream with dried fish
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The cafe has unique desserts and ice cream sets, like this Watermelon Ice Cream with Dried Fish Topping (฿85). You can only try this here, so take the chance!
3. Buy cool items and souvenirs
There are many shops with classic items, games, and souvenirs all around.
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You can try your luck and spend only ฿10 at these retro coin slot machines. Besides the colourful bouncy balls we used to play with as kids, you can also have a go at Thai-styled Gashapon for some vintage toys.
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If you’ve got zero luck and don’t win anything, you can head over to a souvenir shop to buy some old-school toys, car figurines, and more.
You can also get a superhero mask at only ฿30
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You can also buy this music instrument called Pong Pang at only ฿15
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Visit Plearn Wan before the end of January 2020
Plearn Wan is a great pitstop that’ll remind you of the good old days. If you have a chance to visit Hua Hin before the end of January 2020, you should head to this shopping spot before it’s permanently closed!
Find out more about Plearn Wan here.
Plearn Wan Hua Hin
Address: Phet Kasem Rd., Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Opening Hours: 10:30AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: +66 32 520 311
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