Lovely location on the Ping River, well worth a stop over, take an evening stroll by the picturesque river and sample the lovely food at the interesting markets for a very pleasant romantic or family evening.
Follow the blue tourist road signs to all of the major attractions. Tourismthailand website gives some great information but terrible directions so trust the roadsigns instead.
The Dam and the 97 tiered waterfall were amazing, but allow a bit more travel time as the roads are pot holed, mountainous and can be littered eith overturned trucks
Small central Thailand town near Burma border. On the way to Mai Sot or further to Chiang Mai. Good place to watch the Loy Kratong celebration in November.
Tak is a north western province bordering with Myanmar. It has mountains, jungles and rivers rendering a unique place for travel, fun and business as well.
Tak is the capital of the province and is a 'hub' for the bus system and there is a small airport. But it is not a place where you would go as a tourist.
Yes there are things to do and see along the river front and some great places to eat. Worth a stop over for a night or two.
If you want to see a typical Thai market, the one in Tak will fit the bill. However, if you are allergic to strong odors you may want to take a pass.
The waterfront along the river is a real disappointment. A lot of money was spent to put the walkway in, but it has fallen into disrepair and is used as a place to throw garbage now. This is such a waste, as it could be a real draw for tourists and citizens of the city alike if it was looked after. I can never understand why things like this are allowed to happen, when so much time and money was put into this in the first place!
If you do not focus on just one town, it is good to take your time knowing Tak and you may fall in love with the city and the people.
I just had not much time though
I had a good and fresh seafood dinner and also shopping. You will see many Burmeses and some indian people live together in peace.
I saw many good natural products from Myanmar. It is still in old fashioned, good handicraft and cheap price.
Small town in a very nice setting along the Ping River. The traffic is much lighter than you'll find in Bangkok or Chiang Mai.
There are a couple of nice shopping areas- Big C and Tesco/Lotus on the main highway outside of the center of the city. Would recommend you visit Kamphaeng Phet about 60 KM south of Tak- great historical park area.
Loaded with local attractions, Tak province is great. Lonely Planet is not the best guide for Thailand sightseeing.
Try some other guides and expat forums as well. Get out there and get some experiences. Try to speak some Thai but be in a happy mood, the Thai will at times laugh.
There are many MUST-NOT-MISS tourist places in almost every district of the province depending on your preference.
We like to visit the historical place so we went to the Monument of Thailand's Late Greatest King Taaksin who took victory over Burmese invaders in the old days and built Siam new capital (in the old days), Thonburi which is now one of the largest districts of Bangkok. October should be a good month to start visiting here when rain dry out a bit so we can go cave visits and jump into famous waterfalls like Ti Loh Su. There is a miraculous uphill where car can move up itself. And we can see our neighboring country, Myanmar just across the Moey River.
The Ping River is the most important landmark of Tak and don't forget to visit The border market at Mae Sot!
not much to do, but nice river going cross the downtown. Also the bhumipol damn is worth spending some time