tourist information on paradise city ...
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.
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 Canal Road, next to The Three Ladies restaurant (November 2010). If approaching from the town centre on Petchkasem Road, turn left into Soi 10, just past Hua Hin Hospital. Carry on over the railway line to a "T" junction at the Canal Road. Turn left and continue for less than a kilometer and Immigration is on your left hand side.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.