Hua Hin tourist information
We are sure that your stay in Hua hin will be enjoyable and trouble-free, but listed below are some useful contact details for you should things either turn sour, or you need to find some government or municipal office.
Thailand Customs : www.customs.go.th
Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs : www.mfa.go.th
Thailand Department of Land Transport : www.dlt.go.th
Thailand Immigration : www.immigration.go.th
Local government and municipality
Hua Hin Tessaban : 032–511047
Hua Hin Immigration : 032–513574
Prachuab Khirikhan Labour Department : 032–601088
Should anything untoward happen to you during your stay – theft, disagreements etc – your best port of call in the first instance will be with The Hua Hin Tourist Police. Whilst they do not have the same authority as the regular police in town, they are always on hand to assist you initially. All the officers speak reasonable English and can guide you through what next to do if you have problems. Should a report be necessary at the local police station, they will accompany you there to help with translation and other matters.
Their office is located at the end of Damnoen Kasem Road, right at the main entrance to the beach. Tel 1155.
Hua Hin Police
The police station is situated on Damnoen Kasem Road, opposite the CAT offices and Post Office. Tel 032 511027. Emergency numbers are 191 (police), 195 (crime), 199 (fire).
Hua Hin Immigration
This office recently relocated to the beach road, near 19 Rai Queen Sirikit Park. Until this relocation, the local office was a subsiduary of Singkhon Immigration in Prachuabkirikhan, but the latter has now closed and the staff have moved to Hua Hin. They can issue visa extensions, process 90 day reporting, issue re-entry permits and take initial long-term visa extension applications. More information on Hua Hin immigration can be found here: Hua Hin immigration
The main Post Office is on Damnoen Kasem Road, opposite the main police station. Mail back to Europe, Scandanavia and North America normally takes about a week and the postal service is generally reliable. You can set up post restante facilities here. You can also use postal services through some local shopping malls as the main post office often gets very busy.
The main Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) office is on Damnoen Kasem Road just past the Post Office. The building is air-conditioned and they can provide the telephone numbers necessary for you to call home cheaply from individual booths.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was established in 1960 to promote tourism to the country. The first office was in Chiang Mai and there are now 22 local offices throughout the country. TAT also maintains a presence overseas, now having 15 offices worldwide.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
1600, New Petchaburi Road
Bangkok 10400, THAILAND.
Tel: +66 (0)2 2505500 (120 automatic lines).
Fax: +66 (0)2 2505511
Email address: email@example.com
Hua Hin Tourist Information
Two tourist centres can be found next to Starbucks on Petchkasem Road and at The Municipal Offices on the south-west corner of Petchkasem and Damnoen Kasem roads. Most of the major hotels will also provide tourist information and details on trips and excursions around Hua Hin.
Hua Hin Immigration
Hua Hin has an Immigration Office called Singkhon Immigration Hua Hin Office. It is located at 17/26 Soi 23 Phetchkasem Road Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, tel. 032 522 656. Open Monday – Friday 08.30 am. – 03.30 pm. and close on public holidays.
It has been moved from soi 102 since March 2009 and before that it was next to the Hua Hin Police Station. As with any other Immigration Office, they are able to offer advice on visas, process extensions and handle “90 day reporting”.
They offer the following services:
1) Visa extensions (30day VOA, TR tourist, Transit, Non Immigrant O/B)
2) Re-entry permits
3) 90 day notification
4) Proof of residence documents
The current cost of a visa extension of 90 days or less is 1,900 Baht.
If a foreigner staying in the kingdom over 90 days without notifying the Immigration Bureau or notifying the Immigration Bureau later than the set period, a fine of 2,000 Baht will be collected. If a foreigner who did not make the notification of staying over 90 days is arrested, he will be fined 4,000 Baht.
For the new visa or visa run, you need to leave the country. The nearest border crossing to Hua Hin is Ranong around 5-6 hours south.
Emergency & Useful Numbers
If you ever run into trouble during your travels, contact one of the useful numbers listed in the following pages. Keep a print out of the emergency calls with you at all times, just in case.
Police Emergency 191
Fire Emergency 199
Police Station at Muang District 032 611 148
Highway Police Station 032 611 276, 032 602 351
Tourist Information Center 032 611 491, 032 512 120
District Government Department 032 611 153
Tourist Information Center at Muang District 032 602 016
Hua Hin Hospital 032 511 743 – www.huahinhospital.go.th
San Paulo Hospital 032 532 576-80 – www.sanpaulo.co.th/en/
Kui Buri Hospital 032 688 557 to 8 – www.kuiburihospital.go.th
Hua Hin International Polyclinic 032 516 424
Hua Hin Useful Telephone Numbers
Hua Hin Airport 032 522 305
Hin Hin Railway Station 032 511 073
Hua Hin Bus Terminal (VIP Air Conditioned Buses) 032 511 654 / 032 511 651 / 032 512 543
Hua Hin Bus Terminal (Non-Air Conditioned Buses) 032 511 230
Tourist Police 032 515 995 / 1155
Police Station 032 511 027 / 032 533 440
Tourist Information Center 032 511 047 / 032 532 433
Hua Hin Post Office 032 511 063
Cha-Am Useful Telephone Numbers
Cha-Am Hospital 032 471 808 / 032 471 007
Cha-Am Police Station 032 471 321
TAT Central Region Office: Region 2 032 471 005-6 / Fax. 032 471 502
Pranburi Useful Telephone Numbers
Pranburi Hospital 032 621 757 / 032 621 767
Pranburi Police Station 032 622 027 / 032 542 449
Prachuap Kiri Khan Useful Telephone Numbers
Hospital 032 611 053 / 032 601 060-4
Railway Station 032 611 175
Bus Terminal (VIP Air Conditioned Buses) 032 611 228
Hua Hin Business Directory : www.hhbd.net
Hua Hin Forum : www.huahinforum.com
Hua Hin Map : www.maphuahin.com
Banks and Currency Exchange
Hua Hin is no longer a sleepy fishing town. All major Thai banks are represented here including the exchange booths and ATMs located throughout. Therefore, to access your money is not a problem.
It is advisable to inform your bank in the home country that you will be using your card in Thailand. There are cases that the card is blocked while using here. The phone call to the bank will resolve the problem but it is better to take a precaution.
Traveler cheques, a popular means to keep your money, can be exchanged at the bank booths or exchange booth everyday. Most of them open until 08.00 pm. Credit and debit cards can be used with withdrawal fees by your bank.
The matter of keep your money safe is critical. Credit and debit card fraud exist here and you should always be aware of this. Never leave your card out of your sight and keep your wallet in a safe place.
Hua Hin Banks:
Hua Hin Branch, 29 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin,Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 511 717, 032 511 818 Check money transfers Tel. 02 685 7777 or 02 645 5555
Bank of Ayudhya:
Hua Hin Branch, 77/20-23 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 511 120, 032 511 665
Hua Hin Branch, 34/2 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 530 501-9
Krung Thai Bank:
Hua Hin Branch, 83/2 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 511 812, 032 511 307
Siam Commercial Bank:
Hua Hin Branch, 7/33 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 532 421-4
Hua Hin Branch, 62 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;
Tel. 032 531 460-2
Thai Military Bank:
Hua Hin Branch, 226/2 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110;