zaterdag 29 juni 2013

PlearnWan: A Shopping Trip & Travel Destination in Hua Hin

The meaning of Thai words plearn ('enjoy') and wan ('yesteryear'), PlearnWan shows visitors the old style of a small commercial district that you would have experienced in Thailand many decades ago, before the development of modern-style commercial complex. Visitors will be charmed with the captivating old-fashioned shopping experience at PlearnWan.

Visitors will walk through the exclusive wooden entrance, which gives you the feeling of an old time. When you step in, it’s like you step back in time.

PlearnWan is located in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, 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. Visitors will be definitely awaken the memories of the past through the passionate setting.

Back in time

Visitors will feel relaxed and lively by a live band performing at PlearnWan close to the entrance. PlearnWan Coffee awaits you, all prepared using old-fashioned methods, there is a range of beverages available for you to select. The Chai Lai Boutique (Chai lai means 'pretty') is just nearby, visitors can buy colorful clothes here, the shop provides a period feel, adding to the sentimental ambiance.

The outlet that sells snacks (khanom) and plastic toys of old days, is the most attractive shop that gains attention from visitors. This shop offers a complete range of classic Thai snacks which are hardly find today.

Classic period

PlearnWan has given classic Thai names to its several outlets such as a barber shop called Lert Samantan, it was once a popular Thai word of being ‘cool’, a bakery outlet called Porn Kam Warn, it literally means ‘serving sweet bites’, it is a beautiful phrase. These Thai words are now no longer popular in use.

Late last year, PlearnWan launched a second phase and received an extremely positive response among sensational visitors. A number of restaurants that provide two small food courts are among the new additions.
A Ngaan Wat (or a traditional temple fair, generally provides numerous stalls and a Ferris Wheel), as well as an area that designs as an arrangement of nang klang plaeng (or open air cinema) are also found at PlearnWan. There are free movies available including comedies, romances as well as thrillers, are shown here on Fridays and Sundays at 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Visitors can check out the schedule at PlearnWan's official website to get an idea of what's coming up (

PlearnWan opens from:

Monday - Thursday from 10 am - 10 pm
Friday from 10 am - midnight
Saturdays from 9 am - noon
Sundays from 9 am - 10 pm

A paradise place to stay

Piman PlearnWan (Piman literally describes as heaven) offers a mid-range accommodation option for interested visitors to stay over for a night or two.

The glamorous and old-style setting is perfect for those who wish to bring themselves into pleasant remembrances. The rate is 3,200 baht (US$98) per night for two persons, including breakfast and snacks, which are available throughout the day in the property's lounge area.

For further information, contact Tel: +66 (0)3 250 331. To make a reservation at Piman PlearnWan, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Getting to PlearnWan:

Car: From Bangkok to Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, drive on Highway 4. Just before you arrive at Klai Kangwon Palace, you will see PlearnWan on the opposite side of the road. Take the next U-turn and park your car at PlearnWan's free parking lot, which is located near a pedestrian bridge several hundred meters away from the shopping development.

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