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Tak Travel Guide : Lan Sang National Park

Lan Sang National Park 
        Lan Sang National Park is located in Tak Province on the Tak-Mae Sot Highway. It is approximately 17 kilometers from Tak city and the park is famous for the beautiful Lan Sang Waterfall. The park covers an area of 104 square kilometers.More....

Wat Phra Boromthat and Ancient Tak City :

Tak Travel Guide : Wat Phra Boromthat and Ancient Tak City       Wat Phra Boromthat is located in Ban Tak district of Tak Province in the northern part of Thailand. The location of the temple was once upon a time the site of Ancient Tak City. The temple lies on the bank of Maenam Ping, which is approximately 25 kilometers north of Tak city.  More....

 



 
 



Tak Travel Guide :

Shrine of His Majesty King Taksin 

        Tak Province is one the northern provinces of Thailand. A part of the province to the west has a boundary with Myanmar. According to historical evidence, Tak Province was built more than 2,000 years ago, even before the Sukhothai era. Tak Province has a lot of history for visitors to see and it is well worth a visit.

 

        King Taksin was the vice governor of Tak before the Ayutthaya Kingdom was lost to Burma during the reign of King Maha Thammaracha. The actual name of King Taksin was Sin and as he was governor of Tak, he became known as Tak-sin.

        One of the places of tourist interests in Tak Province is the Shrine of H.M. King Taksin, the Great. The shrine is located to the north of the Two Chinese Houses and adjoins the eastern wall of the palace. It is believed that this shrine is in fact a new shrine which was built during the reign of King Rama V by Prince Kromma Phra Chakrapadibhongse. The prince lived in the palace from 1881 to 1900 and he had the present shrine built after the old one fell into disrepair.

        The Shrine of H.M. King Taksin, the Great is blend of Thai and Western architecture. The roof of the shrine is in Thai style with portico on three sides which is covered by yellow-orange tiles. The top of the gables is carved ornately from teak and has parts of the Garuda and serpent. While the walls that are under the gable are made from simple brick and mortar. There is a basement below.

        Within the building is a statue of H.M. King Taksin, the Great. The statue is immense; it is around one and a half time as large as life and shows King Taksin standing with a sword in his hand.

        Every year between December 28 and January 3 the Taksin Maharachanuson Fair is celebrated at the shrine to honor King Taksin, the Great. During the fair religious ceremonies, processions, displays and folk entertainment takes place.

Tak Travel Guide : Shrine of His Majesty King Taksin

 

 

 

 

 

 
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