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Tak

Country
Thailand
State
Tak
City
Tak
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

There is no direct flight to Tak. Thai Airways offers a flight between Bangkok and Phitsanulok. From Phitsanulok, take a bus trip to Tak. For more information, contact THAI, Tel. 1566, 0 2280 0060 and 0 2628 2000, or visit the website www.thaiairways.com
The Transport Company Limited and private operators offer air-conditioned and ordinary bus services between Amphoe Mae Sot (Tak) to Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Amphoe Lom Sak (Phetchabun), Lampang, Phayao, Chiang Mai, Amphoe Mae Sai (Chiang Rai), Amphoe Chum Phae (Khon Kaen), and Amphoe Bo Rai (Chanthaburi)

By bus

The Transport Company Limited offers a daily bus service between Bangkok and Tak during 05.30 – 13.00 hrs. and 16.30 – 22.00 hrs., and between Bangkok and Mae Sot during 08.00 – 19.00 hrs. For further information, contact the Bangkok (Northern) Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) or Mo Chit Mai, Tel. 0 2936 2852 – 66, or visit the website www.transport.co.th. For a private bus between Bangkok and Tak during 09.30 – 22.00 hrs., and between Bangkok and Mae Sot at 22.00 hrs

By car

From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) and switch to Highway No. 32 (Asian Highway). Drive through Pratu Nam Phra-in, Phra Nakhon S.i Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, and Chai Nat. After arriving in Nakhon Sawan, turn left to Highway No. 1. Travel through Kamphaeng Phet and head for Tak. The total distance of 426 kilometres takes around 5 hours.
 

Key places to visit
King Taksin the Great Shrine, Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine, Wat Bot Mani Si Bunrueang, Wat Doi Khoi Khao Kaeo or Wat Phrachao Tak, Wat Doi Khoi Khao Kaeo or Wat Phrachao Tak, Wat Mani Phraison, Namtok Pha Charoen, The Bhumibol Dam


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Places to Visit

King Taksin the Great Shrine

In 1947, the people in the town considered that the existing shrine did not receive appropriate honour, they, therefore, built a new shrine and commissioned the Fine Arts Department to sculpture an over life-size statue of King Taksin the Great in a sitting position with a sword across his lap.

Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine

A shrine was established in 1992 to commemorate the royal grace of the four great kings as well as be a public-spirit centre of the people of Tak.

Wat Bot Mani Si Bunrueang

The Ubosot (ordination hall) was built during the reign of King Rama IV. There is a Mon – styled pagoda that enshrines the Buddha’s relics in its umbrella-shaped top. The Wihan or Vihara hall houses the magnificent principal Buddha image called ‘Luangpho Phutthamon,’ which was built during the Sukhothai period.

Wat Doi Khoi Khao Kaeo or Wat Phrachao Tak

The important ancient places are the Ubosot (ordination hall) with double-slab-boundary stones signifying royal patronage, the Buddha’s footprint in the Ubosot, and two Chedis (pagodas) where the ashes of King Taksin the Great’s father and mother are contained.

Namtok Pang A Noi

This middle-sized waterfall flows all year round. It is around 20 m high, and around 2 km away from Ton Krabak Yai to the east.

Wat Mani Phraison

Within the compound, there is a unique building called ‘Chedi Wihan Samphutthe’ which contains 512,028 Buddha images and has 223 small pagodas on its outer surface. The ancient Ubosot (ordination hall) is more than 200 years old.

Namtok Pha Charoen

Namtok Pha Charoen It is a limestone waterfall receiving water from a creek that flows into a pool of water. This ninety-seven-tiered waterfall has water flowing all year round.

The Bhumibol Dam

The Bhumibol Dam is located in Khao Kaew Tambon, Amphoe Sam Ngao  of Tak and was built from 1958-1964.It stops the river Ping, one of the two sources of the Chao Phraya river. The artificial lake created covers an area of 300 km² and is the largest in Thailand. The Taksin Maharat and the Lan Sang National parks are also located in the province. Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary share half of the lake front with Kanchanaburi and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary at the border with Uthai Thani and are World Heritage Sites.

Right Time to Visit

February - May

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