Hua Hin District
Amphoe Hua Hin ( Thai: อำเภอ หัวหิน, pronounced: [amp ʰ ɤ ː hǔa hǐn ] ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the province ( Changwat ) Prachuap Khiri Khan in Central Thailand. Hua Hin is also a famous seaside resort in Thailand.
The city is located 185 kilometers southwest of Bangkok in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan on the gulf of Thailand.
Neighboring and Amphoe areas: the north is Amphoe Cha -am in Phetchaburi Province, the south is Amphoe Pranburi in Prachuap Khiri Khan. To the east lies the Gulf of Thailand and to the west the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.
Hua Hin has become in recent years one of the most important Badorte in Thailand. Tourists from Europe and Asia constitute the largest proportion of holidaymakers. International hotel chains have recognized the tourism potential of Hua Hin and build or plan large hotel properties.
In 1932 Hua Hin was still a part of the district Pran Buri. 1949 Hua Hin was raised to the district within the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. After the construction of the southern railway line was Hua Hin one of the most popular beach resorts in Thailand.
The district is divided into seven subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 63 villages ( Muban ).
Hua Hin ( Thai: เทศบาล เมือง หัวหิน ) is also the name of a city ( Mueang thesaban ) in the district. It consists of the whole tambon Nong Kae Hua Hin.
The small town ( thesaban tambon) Nong Phlap ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หนอง พลับ ) consists of parts of the tambon Nong Phlap.
There are also five " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.