Tak Province Travel Guide
Bordering Myanmar, Tak province is situated in the north of Thailand, where the most important tourist attraction is the Bhumibol dam that controls one of the two sources of the Chao Phraya River, the River Ping. Almost a quarter of the population belongs to one of Thailand’s many hill tribes.
The mountainous capital of Tak is home to several picturesque waterfalls including the Lan Lieng Ma Waterfall and the Bawai Waterfall, which are surrounded by limestone cliffs and virgin forest. Khun Khao Pa-wor is an interesting historical site of worship and the incredible Mae U-su cave is full of stalagmites and stalactites.
Sharing a lakefront with Kanchanaburi is the beautiful Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to over 120 mammals, 400 birds and 115 fish species as well as various other animals and flora and fauna. Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is the province’s other area of beauty.
Other attractions in the province include the provincial monastery of Wat Mani Banphot Worawihan and the ancient temple of Wat Doi Khoi Khao Kaeo. The King Taksin the Great National Park is home to evergreen forest and Thailand’s highest Krabac tree.
This key transportation and communication province is well connected to Bangkok and the rest of the country by air, road and rail. Principally visited for its large dam, the region is full of hotels and guesthouses, with home stay options available in the more remote areas.