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Tak is 426km from Bangkok, 695km from Amnat Charoen, 326km from Ang Thong, 357km from Ayutthaya, 664km from Buriram, 249km from Chainat, 466km from Chaiyaphum, 265km from Chiang Mai, 398km from Chiang Rai, 68km from Kamphaeng Phet, 457km from Khon Kaen, 513km from Korat, 174km from Lampang, 214km from Lamphun, 407km from Loei, 315km from Lopburi, 499km from Mae Hong Son, 530km from Maha Sarakham, 700km from Mukdahan, 795km from Nakhon Phanom, 185km from Nakhon Sawan, 362km from Nan, 460km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 623km from Nong Khai, 304km from Phayao, 308km from Phetchabun, 157km from Phichit, 244km from Phrae, 138km from Phitsanulok, 570km from Roi Et, 662km from Sakon Nakhon, 361km from Saraburi, 286km from Singburi, 804km from Sisaket, 79km from Sukhothai, 711km from Surin, 739km from Ubon Ratchathani, 572km from Udon Thani, 234km from Uthai Thani, 179km from Uttaradit and 641km from Yasothon.

Tak Province borders the following Thai provinces Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani and Kanchanaburi. The western edge of province has a long boundary with Kayin State of Myanmar (Burma).

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.

If you have any questions on Tak or the surrounding area why not ask on our Northern Thailand & Tak Forum.

Members Visits to Tak

Chiang Mai to Mae Sot

A visa run to Mae Sot and a stay at Porn Thep Hotel, then across the border into Mywaddy.

Bangkok to Mae Sot

Another visa run passing through Chai Nat, Uthai Thani, and a stay at Porn Phen Hotel.

Mae Sot Thoughts

Various visits and holidays in Mae Sot.

Phetchabun to Mae Sot

Phetchabun to Mae Sot by bus for a visa run and a stay at the First Hotel.

Nonthaburi to Mae Sot

Another Mae Sot visa run with a stay at Sin Sooan Hotel, then onto Mae Sariang, Pai and Chiang Mai.

Tak Tourist Attractions

Taksin Maharat National Park

Home to the Biggest Krabak tree in Thailand, 16 meters round, 50 meters high and supposedly more than 1000 years old.

Khun Phrawo National Park

Khun Phrawo National Park is situated in an approximate area of 220 square kilometers , covering the areas of Mae Lamao and Mae Ramat National Reserved Forests, Tak Province.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park

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.

Mae Wa National Park

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.

Hilltribe Market

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.

Bhumiphol Dam

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.

Valentine Island

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.

Khuean Bhumibol

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.

Tham Takhobi

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.

Arisa Home
Nice hotel with good rooms from 750baht per night.

Tak Andaman Resort & Hotel
121 Pholyothin Road,(Km.415), Muang, Tak 63000
Tel: 055-517-565-6

Suan Ruen Kaeo Resort
43 Moo 6 Umphang-Palatha Rd., Tumbon Um Phang, Amphoe Um Phang, Changwat Tak 63170
Tel: 02-548-3884

P.K. House Hotel
880 Moo 9 Maesod-Maelamad Rd., Tumbon Mae Pa, Amphoe Mae Sot, Tak 60110
Tel: 055-532-744 055-533-870

B.P. Resort
476 Moo 1, Tumbon Mae Tan, Amphoe Tha Song Yang, Changwat Tak 63150
Tel: 055-589-098

Thee Lor Su Riverside Resort
7 Moo 4 Mae Sod-Um Phang Road, Tumbon Maeklong, Amphoe Um Phang, Changwat Tak 20110
HP: 081-862-0533

Umphang Hill Resort
296/2 Intarakeeree St. Beside D.K.Hotel.Maesot, Tak 63110
Tel: 055-542-942 055-543-142

Umphang Buri Resort
90 Moo 6 Umphan-Palata Road, Tumbon Um Phang, Amphoe Um Phang, Changwat Tak 63170
Tel: 055-561-576

Centara Mae Sot Hill Resort
100 Asia Road, Mae Sot, Tak 63110
Tel: 055-532-601-8

Dokseaw Tour Resort
96 M.1 T.Maekrong , A.Umphang , Tak 63170
Tel: 055-561-381 055-809-088

Poonnagunn Hotel
10/3 Intarakeeree Road, Maesod, Mae Sot Tak 63110
Tel: 055-534-732

Kanyapak Garden Resort
28 Moo 4 Ban Saicol Group, Maeklong, Um Phang , Tak 63170
Tel: 055-561-253

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Tak Emergency Numbers

Amphoe Mueang Tak 0-5551-1007
Information TAK 0 5551 3584
Somdej Phra Chao Taksin Maharat hospital 0 5551 1024-5, 0 5551 3983
Measot Hospital 0 5553 1224, 0 5553 1229
Information Mea Sot 0 5553 1077
Tak Provincial Office 0 5551 1546
Tourist Police 1155
Tourist Police, Amphoe Mae Sot 0 5553 3523
Police Station, Amphoe Mueang 0 5551 2191
Police Station, Amphoe Mae Sot 0 5553 1122, 0 5553 1130
Police Station, Amphoe Umphang 0 5556 1011, 0 5556 1112
Tak Immigration Checkpoint 0 5556 3002-4