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Probably the most visited place in Tak Province by farangs is Mae Sot, this is generally to do a Thai visa run by crossing over the border into Myanmar.
Other than that there are several Thai national parks, lots of mountains, the usual old Temples and that's about it.
The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, extending northwards, and small plains along the rivers. The towering mountaintops within the area of the National Park include Doi Pah-tan, Doi Den-krating, Doi Luang, Doi Mhak-muen, Khao Lom-pudyen, which are parts of Thanon Thongchai Mountains.
The north of Mae Wa National Park consists of high mountains while the middle and south part consists of mountain range which has a vast plain area on the top. The area has huge pine trees growing everywhere which makes this area very beautiful. The west part of this area is Limestone Mountains height 300-400 meters above sea level.
Other parks in Tak include Lan Sang National Park and Mae Moei National Park.
Museum of Indigenous Arts and Culture
Situated inside the compound of the Educational Welfare School (Suksa Songkraw Tak School), just 12 kilometers from the city is the Museum of Indigenous Arts and Culture.This museum features a colorful collection of art representing the exquisite culture of six hill tribes including Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong. Silver ornaments crafted and produced by hill tribe residents are also displayed. To get reach the museum; take Highway No. 105 (Tak-Mae Sot).
Mae Ka Sa Thermal Bath
Located inside Mae Ka Sa village, the place offers several thermal baths with beautiful scenery. Facilities for tourists are available.
Ban Loe Tong Ku
Lae Tong Ku is a village where residents still wear traditional clothes and continue to live a simple life. The Karen living in this village differs from other Karens as they worship a Hermit. They have their own rites which are chanted by the head of Lae tong Ku village. They also worship an image of the Lord Buddha crafted out of a sacred 400-year old tusk. To enter the village, permission from the 347th Border Patrol Police must be obtained. Call 055 561 008 for more information. Visitors are not recommended to travel on their own.
Ban Pa La Tha
An ancient Karen village where villagers still dress in their original costumes, Pa La Tha is a place for visitors who appreciate Karens' traditional way of life.The village is located along the rafting route to Thi Lo su, Thi Lo Cho and Thi Lo Re. It usually is the stopover spot for visitors who want to stay overnight before rafting to the waterfalls and for those who love the challenge of trekking and elephant riding.
Ban Thi Po Chi
Another Karen village situated in the middle of a scenic forest. The houses in Thi Po Chi are made of natural materials such as logs and leaves within the serene natural environment. For more information, call the TAT Office in Tak Province at 05 551 4341-3.
Trok Ban Chin (Ban Chin Alley)
An old port area, Trok Ban Chin used to be the center for trade and business transactions and also a distribution center for goods to and from Pak Nam Pho in Nakon Sawan Province. Today, Trok Ban Chin is not only a distant memory of the past but is also an ideal place for antique lovers and visitors interested in seeing original Thai-style teak homes.
This shop is located along the Tak-Mae Sot Highway No. 105 approximately at the km. 29 marker. A wide range of local fruits and vegetables, silverware and clothes are on sale from early morning until late afternoon.
Talat Rim Moei
Situated on the bank of Maenam Moei, Talad Rim Moei is a place where local products and precious stones such as jade and garnet from Myanmar are available. Tourists interested in visiting Myawadi in Myanmar (just across Maenam Moei) can take boats from this market.
The Bhumibol Dam was constructed across the Ping River at Khao Kaew Sub-district, Sam Ngao District of Tak Province. Constructed in 1958 and completed in 1964 with the dam height of 154 m, crest length of 486 m and retention capacity of 13,462 million m3, the dam is the first and largest multipurpose concrete arch dam in Thailand. It has provided great benefits to the country including electrical generation, irrigation in collaboration with the Sirikit Dam for the areas under the Greater Chao Phraya Project of 1,200,000 ha in the wet season and 480,000 ha in the dry season, flood mitigation of the Central Plain, inland navigation as well as prevention of sea water intrusion in the lower Chao Phraya and Tha Chin river basin.
Another interesting attraction at Bhumibol Dam is Valentine Island where visitors can enjoy sandy beaches suitable for swimming. To get to the island, the Dams office provides rental boats for the trip that takes only 15-30 minutes.
Mani Banphot Swamp
This big swamp is located in the heart of the city on Phahonyothin Road, next to Wat Mani Banphot. Covering an area of 60 rai, the swamp, which has a pavilion situated in the center, provides both visitors and local residents with a beautiful view. Lately, the place has become an increasingly popular site for relaxation.
Located approximately 60 kilometers north of Tak city in Amphoe Sam Ngao is Bhumibol Dam, Thailand's largest dam. Formerly known as Yanhi Dam, this is Thailands first all-purpose dam, built from concrete designed as a huge curve cutting across Maenam Ping between Khao Kaew and Khao Yanhi. The dam produces most of Thailand's hydro-electric power and ranks 8th in the world of hydro-electricity producing dams. The Dam is operated by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, which also provides on-site accommodations. Call 02 436 - 3179 or 02 424-0101 for further details.
Mae Ping Lake Cruise
Cruising the lake is a popular activity that tourist should not miss. The extensive reservoir extending to Chiang Mai's Hot District provides refreshing atmosphere and stunning backdrops along the lake. The regular route with a total distance of 140 kilometers starts from the Bhumibol Dam and ends at Doi Tao Self-Help Settlement in Chiang Mai.
Tham Mae Usu (Mae Usu Cave)
Located on the magnificent Mae Sot, Mae Sariang Highway No. 1085 at Km. 95-96, this cave boasts an underworld of natural wonders. Inside the cave are striking stalactites and stalagmites formations. It is not advised to visit the cave during the rainy season as the only entrance for visitors is through Mae Usa stream at the entrance of the cave.
A spacious cave naturally and beautifully decorated with stalagmites and stalactites is located in Ban Mae Klong Mai, approximately 3 kilometers from Umphang.
Doi Musur Hilltribe Development & Welfare Center
The Center is located on the Tak-Mae Sot Highway No. 105 at km. 29 marker. It is the area where Lahu, Lisu and Hmong hilltribes are located. Visitors find this place to be a living library as they can actually observe the lifestyles of hilltribe people. Staying overnight, or over a week with a hilltribe family is highly recommended visitors will be provided with the chance to learn about their culture. For more information, please call the Center at 0 5221 3614.
Tak Hotels & Guesthouses
A Couple of Reviews
The Rajaburi Boutique Hotel at 500baht per night and the Suan Sin Hotel at 370baht per night.
Nice hotel with good rooms from 750baht per night.