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Hua Hin's Famous Vintage Shopping Village Will Be Permanently Closing Soon

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Ili  •  Jan 14, 2020

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If you’ve travelled to the coastal town of Hua Hin in Thailand, there’s a chance that you might have visited one of its popular tourist attractions, Plearn Wan. Located on Phetkasem Road, this retro-themed shopping village has been attracting both locals and foreigners alike with its traditional foods, handicrafts, clothes and unique architecture.
Credit: GIPHY  Less than a month ago, it was announced that this well-loved market will officially be closing down on 31st of January, 2020. It’s sad but true 😔 Phattra Sahawat, the founder and owner of Plearn Wan Co which operates the open-air mall, made the announcement of Plearn Wan’s closing on Facebook. The decision to close up shop was made due to bad economic conditions suffered by the company. Operating for over 12 years, Phattra thanked those who have supported the establishment and invited everyone to visit the vintage village one last time before it shuts down for good.  P.S. Heading to Bangkok instead? Here’s a Muslim-friendly Bangkok guide to get you started!    As one of the highlights in Hua Hin, Plearn Wan draws inspiration from Thailand in the late 50s, evoking an old-school vibe and offering visitors a sense of nostalgia. Featuring antique cars, rustic shophouses and classic pinball machines among other things, a visit to this two-storey courtyard-styled building will certainly make you feel as though you’re stepping into a time machine.  P.S. If you’re doing a dual-city trip to Thailand, make sure to check out our 5D4N Muslim-friendly itinerary to Bangkok and Hua Hin.  Combined with its brightly coloured street, fun decorations and cool outdoor rides, Plearn Wan definitely makes for an IG-worthy spot!  So, if your upcoming travel adventure happens to take place in Hua Hin within the next two weeks, seize the chance to visit the charming village of Plearn Wan and experience its vintage surroundings before it bids goodbye forever.