By bus the journey from Kamphaeng Phet to Tak is scheduled to take 1 hour 10 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Kamphaeng Phet to Tak
Click on the Kamphaeng Phet – Tak link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Kamphaeng Phet - Tak ฿ 112 1h 10m|
Departure from Kamphaeng Phet
Bus services to Tak depart from Kamphaeng Phet Bus Terminal, 243/24 Nakhon Chum, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet 62000.
Arrival in Tak
Bus services from Kamphaeng Phet to Tak terminate at Tak Bus Terminal, Chiang Ngoen, Mueang Tak District, Tak 63000.
The small town of Tak, in the Northern Region of Thailand, gets few foreign visitors. The town itself has a population of around 20,000 permanent residents and a pleasant location on the Ping River. Tak is one of those places which was once fairly important but in modern times has become a provincial backwater. There are a handful of good quality hotels and a range restaurants which makes the town a good place to stop over for the night even if you there is not much of interest to see in the town itself.
If you do have a few hours in Tak then the best places to visit are:
- Ban Chin Alley: A 500 metre alleyway with lots of old wooden houses inhabited by the town’s Chinese community. Tak was once a thriving town which attracted a lot of Chinese immigrants, many of whom settled on the Ban Chin Alley and their descendants still live there today.
- Taksin Maharat Shrine: The man who was later to become King Taksin the Great was once the Governor of Tak. King Taksin founded a new capital in Thonburi after Ayutthaya, the former capital, was invaded by the Burmese. King Taksin won a number of important battles against the Burmese which is why he is known as King Taksin the Great.
- 200 Years Rattanakosin Bridge: There is a long suspension bridge for pedestrians in Tak town centre which was built to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the founding of Bangkok as the new capital city of Thailand.