30 April 2015

Hua Hin July 2014 Part VI - Plearn Wan Vintage Village, Baan Sillapin Artists Village

Continued from:
Part I - a bit about the journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin, Chatchai market (day time), Hua Hin Night Market, Asia Herb Association (for spa experience).
Part II - Amari Hotel Hua Hin
Part III - Santorini Park at Cha-Am
Park IV - Chao Lay Seafood, Koti Restaurant, Sangthai Seafood, Meekaruna Seafood
Part V - Cicada Weekend Art Market

Plearn Wan Vintage Village (http://www.plearnwan.com/en/home.php)

Plearn Wan is a retro-themed attraction in Hua Hin. According to the website, Plearn means Play and Learn, whereas Wan is a Thai word meaning yesterday. Hence Plearn Wan is designed and set up for visitors and the new generation to learn history through play, and find out more about life in the olden days.

The facade and entrance to Plearn Wan is eye-catching with an air of nostalgia through the vintage TVs and Vespa. Quite surprised that no entrance fee is charged.

The park itself is not very big, divided into three levels, and there's even a hotel within (level three).

The street is lined with vintage vehicles, an attraction itself for avid vintage car lovers.

These are how vintage juke boxes looked like.

Displays of vintage crockery and items.

Sundry items from the olden days.

Cool-looking retro chairs.

There are many old-school shops like this, reminded me of the old-time grocery stores.

Selling old-time tidbits and games, very similar to how goods were displayed at grocery stores in Singapore when I was young!

This kind of old-school fridge is becoming extinct.

Shop selling clocks, most of which are the old-school models and designs.

Old records.

Another tidbits store.

Also many pushcarts selling desserts.

Herbal drinks.

Coconut drink.

Local street food.

Towards the back of the park is a mini amusement park with game stores and even a mini ferris wheel.

This is where you purchase tokens to play the games.

Game stores.

Hotel entrance/reception. There are 20 rooms in the hotel, each uniquely designed and furnished with different retro-themes.

The restrooms look so cool as well.

Baan Sillapin Artists Village

Baan Sillapin is like the art centre of Hua Hin hosting art galleries, artist studios and classrooms for painting and sculpture lessons.

If you are keen and interested in art, this place is worth a visit, for viewing of paintings, sculptures or even take art lessons.

Artist specialising in wood sculpture.

Apparently the art workshops here are very popular. Well, if we had more time there, I wouldn't mind taking a short workshop to learn some acrylic or oil painting :)

Lovely place to spend 1-2 hours, strolling in the lush gardens and enjoying the creative works of the artists here.

Finally, the recollection of my Hua Hin trip is completed. Would I go back? Yes! For Cicada Market and the seafood!

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