Tak Province: Profile, Tourist Spots

Tak Province is one of the provinces in the western region of Thailand. Surrounding provinces are Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, and Lampang (north), Sukhothai, Kamphaeng phet, Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani (east), Kanchanaburi (south), and Myanmar (west).

Located 424 kilometers northwest of Bangkok, Tak Province has a total land area of 16,407 kmĀ² and an estimated population of more than 539,000 in 2015. Topography consists of high mountains and hills but there are wide valleys where farms and towns are located. The Bhumibol Dam, largest in Thailand, is located in Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Praya River. Because of its many attractions, tourism has become a major industry.

What to see and do in Tak Province
1. Taksin Maharat National Park
2. Namtok Pha Charoen National Park
3. Lan Sang National Park
4. Khun Phawo National Parks
5. Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
6. Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
7. Thi Lo Su Waterfall – highest in Thailand
8. Wat Phra Borommathat

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