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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 

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There are air-conditioned buses operated by The Transport Company Limited and by private bus companies from Bangkok to Tak and Bangkok to Mae Sot departing from Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road every day. For more information, call The Transport Company Limited call center 1490 or www.transport.co.th

Online bus ticket booking is now available at www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com


There are no trains going directly to Tak. The nearest train station is in Phitsanulok. From there, tourists can take a local bus to Tak. Contact Bangkok Railway Station Tel. 1690, 0223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.

Solar Air operates direct flights between Bangkok and Mae Sot. Flight time is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Please call 02 535 2455-6 or visit the website www.solarair.co.th  for more information about trips, flight schedules and ticket reservation.  

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.

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Tak is a province in the lower North of Thailand. There are historical remains which serve as evidences that Tak was a historical city. Ancient temples and pagodas built in the art and architecture of Mon’s style suggest that Mon people were settled down in this area a long time ago. There are also ancient temples built in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Old buildings built during the reign of King Rama V in an architectural style that reflects European influences can also be seen in the town.

Tak also features rich natural attractions and fertile forests. The province is a part of the Western Forest Complex which is considered as the largest remaining forest track in Southeast Asia. Including numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Western Forest Complex is the main biodiversity conservation corridor of the region which was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The area is the country’s important watershed forest. 

Moreover, Tak also produces many agricultural products such as flowers, fruits and winter crops.

Tak is divided into 9 districts; Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, Tha Song Yang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, Umphang, and Wang Chao. 



On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity. Historians believe the city of Tak had been built prior to the Sukhothai era and later served as the western frontier of the Kingdom. Tak was also associated with Thailand's former Great Kings, including King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Narai, and King Taksin, all of whom are thought to have assembled their armies in Tak. Tak is believed to have been the first district liberated from the Burmese Kingdom and that is why the seal of the province depicts King Naresuan the Great on the royal elephant, pouring sacred water on the ground. This is a symbolic representation of the declaration of the independence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya during the war with Burma in 1584.

Today, Tak is no longer a strategic military frontier between two great nations. It is however a trading gateway to Myanmar, particularly at Amphoe Mae Sot, where lots of economic activity takes place along the border. In addition, Tak is located at the nexus of three major highways that connect Thailand's western border north, south, and east to Chong Mek and eventually Laos.
Apart from Tak's military and economic importance the province is also an environmental and cultural center with magnificent forests, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and fascinating hill tribes such as Karen, Lisu, Musoe (Lahu), Akha, Yao and Hmong.


Tak is a beautiful province almost entirely off the tourist map; consequently, visitors looking for true Thai hospitality and a peek at everyday Thai culture, unspoiled by the influences of mass tourism, are in for a real treat. While there are few tourist oriented sights and activities, this does not mean Tak is absent of attractions; in fact, Tak features spectacular natural attractions, including jungle covered mountains filled with exotic animal life, many hill tribe villages living traditional lifestyles, and opportunities to go white water rafting, play golf, or visit a gibbon rehabilitation center.

Tourists can find various accommodation types from hotels, resorts to guesthouses in Tak.  At Lan Sang National Park and King Taksin the Great National Park , there are cottages, tents and accessories available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to experience the pleasures of camping holiday.

The Bhumibol Dam (formerly known as the Yanhi Dam) is the well-known attractions of Tak province. The dam, built in an arch-gravity design, is Thailand’s largest concrete dam and the world’s 8th largest dam. There is a breeding center of freshwater creatures and nature study trails on the river banks above the dam.

Namtok Thi Lo Su  (Thi Lo Su Waterfall) is a spectacular large waterfall, about 500 meters wide,  with beautiful cascades flowing down various levels over the height of 300 meters. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Namtok Thi Lo Re (Thi Lo Re Waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall.  This waterfall can only be reached by rafting. Thi Lo Re white-water rafting journey is considered to be one of the extreme challenging course and suitable for experienced rafters.

Mae Kasa Hot Spring is natural hot spring with beautiful scenery around the area.

Doi Hua Mod is situated on limestone hills stretching for 30 kilometers. In winter, it is the ideal place to appreciate the sea of mist in the morning. There is a scenic spot for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Doi Soi Malai has an interesting and rarely seen ancient creature,  a salamander or water lizard. There are viewpoints for visitors to appreciate a beautiful misty morning.

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

King Taksin the Great National Park The famous places of interest are the natural stone bridge that features a giant piece of stone linking two cliffs together, and the 700 years old Krabak tree which is the highest Krabak tree in Thailand.

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park features numerous places of interest such as Bo Nam Ron Huai Nam Nak, Doi Kia Viewpoint, Namtok Pha Charoen, Namtok Pa Wai, Namtok Sai Fa, and Namtok Sai Rung

Mae Moei National Park is the important watershed of many main rivers since most of its area is covered by fertile forests. There are three viewpoints where tourists can see the sea of mist at the park. Another highlight attraction is Mae Usu Cave, a large beautiful cave with formations of fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. It is called “the underworld theatre”

Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site that features a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Khao Phra Bat Forest Park, or as known as Bantak Petrified Forest Park, is where the largest petrified wood in Asia was discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a great choice of activities for their wonderful travel in Tak. Extreme and adventure seekers should try the white-water rafting. Nature lovers have a list of national parks in Tak to enjoy their nature study trails, trekking and camping. Visiting Karen hilltribe villages and experience an elephant ride through the jungle is also another popular activity for tourists.

Made-to-order food shops, street food stalls and restaurants can be found around the province. For those who want to have a taste of the authentic local food, take a stroll around the local fresh market and you definitely find some local food worth trying. 

Famous souvenirs and OTOP products can be found in most souvenir shops around the major tourist attractions. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market offers a wide range of local fruits, vegetables and other products from the local area.