Hua Hin Celebrates Founding Day


The Hua Hin Municipality is celebrating Founding Day on 1st October 2013 with Buddhist ceremonies and festive activities throughout the day.

The highlight of the festive activities is a Buddhist ceremony paying respect to the Bramah shrine in front of the Municipality building early in the morning. Nine Buddhist monks will pray for deceased municipal committee members and council members before municipal staff offer lunch to the monks.

The Mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul said that the Hua Hin Municipality was established on 1st October 1937 as a governmental office responsible for providing public and urban services for the Hua Hin District, Nong Kae District, Hua Hin Sub-District and Pranburi District in Prachuab Khirikhan before being upgraded as municipal districts.  Hua Hin was then was then the Hua Hin Municipal District and officially declared in the National Gazette of Thailand. The National Gazette then ordered transfer of rights, authority and responsibility belonging to an administrative council for the western coastline of Thailand to the newly established Hua Hin Municipality.

Initially the Hua Hin District Municipal had around 4,000 people with an annual income of 30,000 to 40,000 Baht. In 1949 the Hua Hin Sub-District was upgraded as the Hua Hin District and the Hua Hin Municipality was located here.  In 1995 a Royal Decree ordered an area extension of Hua Hin municipal areas from 72 to 86.36 kilometres including the 500 metre ocean area. On 13th February 2004 the Hua Hin Municipal District was designated as Hua Hin Municipal City.

The Hua Hin Municipality is now a local administrative office. Its work focuses on local development with municipal staff prioritising taking care of living condition for everybody in the City.

The Hua Hin Municipality has long taken pride in working for both local people and tourists to foster the sustainable prosperity of the City.  It welcomes the active cooperation of both municipal officials and the people of Hua Hin.