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Tak Travel Guide : Shrine of His Majesty King Taksin

Shrine of His Majesty King Taksin 
 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 More....

Tak Travel Guide : Umphang District of Tak

Umphang District of Tak  :

        Umphang is one of the districts of Tak Province. It is the southernmost district of the province and is the ideal place for those who are looking for ecotourism. The district is a World Heritage Site and if you want to experience the lifestyle of Karen hill tribe, then this is the district to visit without fail.More.



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.


          Wat Phra Boromthat is considered to be quite an archeological find. It is a magnificent temple with wooden door panels and beautifully decorated roof. The Ubosot of the temple has beautiful carved wooden door while the wihan has a high ceiling with double tiers. The wihan also has ventilation channels which ensure that the inside of the temple are always cool. In the wihan, you can see a gilded stucco Buddha image. The entire story of Lord Buddha is depicted by way of images which are present on the temple’s wooden window panels. These panels are covered in real gold.

         The Ancient Tak City has many ruins that you can visit one such ruin is a famous pagoda, which is built in Phum Khao Binth style of architecture. The pagoda is situated right next to Wat Phra Boromthat. It is believed that the pagoda was built by King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai kingdom when he won in hand-to-hand combat riding an elephant against King Khun Sam Chon, the king of Muang Shot.

         The pagoda has many features of Chawedagong of Myanmar and inside it you can see the holy relics of Buddha. The locals call the pagoda Royal Pagoda, or Chedi Yutta Hatthi in Thai.

Tak Travel Guide : Wat Phra Boromthat and Ancient Tak City





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