Wednesday, April 9, 2008



Tak is the central province for development of Northern Thailand, also being the communication center of the North having an Asian Highway passing through Myanmar Thai border into Thailand at Amphoe Mae Sot, Sukhothai, Tak towards Northeastern Thailand entering Laos at Chong Mek pass of Ubon - Ratchathani. Tak is the site of Bhumibol Dam, the largest in Thailand. Covering an area of 16,406.6 square kilometers. Tak is located 426 kms. from Bangkok, and administratively divided into 8 Amphoe 1 King Amphoe:- Muang- Ban Tak- Mae Ramat- Mae Sot- Pho Phra- Sam Ngao- Tha Song Yang- Umpahng.- King Amphoe- Wangchao
Distances from Amphoe Muang to Other Districts :
Ban TakSam NgaoMae SotMae RamatPhop PhraTha Song YangUmphangWang Chao
Distances from Tak to Neighbouring Provinces :
Kamphaeng Phet SukhothaiPhichitNakhon Sawan

How to get there
By CarFrom Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin) and Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan via Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri and Chai Nat Provinces, then take Highway No. 1 again and proceed to Tak via Kamphaeng Phet Province. The total distance is 426 kilometers.
By BusFrom Bangkok: Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) to Tak between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The journey takes 6 hours. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit for updated schedules. Daily bus services to Tak are also available. They are operated by private bus companies such as Thanchit Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1307), Choet Chai Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1054.
By RailFrom Bangkok: There are no trains going directly to Tak. The nearest train transfer station is Phitsanulok. From there, tourists can take a local bus to Tak. Contact Bangkok Railway Station Tel. 1690, 0223 7010, 0 2223 7020.
By AirFrom Bangkok: Thai Airways flies from Bangkok to Mae Sot, a district which is 86 kilometers from the City of Tak. For more updated information, call 0 2628 2000 (24-hour reservation center).

Festivals & Events
Loi Krathong SaiThailand's lovely annual Festival of Lights on the full moon night in November, is celebrated in a unique manner in Tak. Local people thread together their krathongs which are launched simultaneously and appear as lighted necklaces on the Ping River.
Taksin Maharachanusorn FairCelebrated annually from December 28-January 3 at the Taksin Shrine and provincial sports field, the fair features religious ceremonial and processions, displays and nightly folk entertainment

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