By bus the journey from Nakhon Sawan to Tak is scheduled to take 2 hours 45 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Sawan to Tak
Click on the Nakhon Sawan – Tak link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Sawan - Tak ฿ 228 2h 45m|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Sawan
Bus services to Tak depart from Nakhon Sawan Bus Terminal, Kut Pong, Mueang Loei District, Loei 42000.
Arrival in Tak
Bus services from Nakhon Sawan to Tak terminate at Tak Bus Terminal, Chiang Ngoen, Mueang Tak District, Tak 63000.
Tak is historically famous because the future King Taksin the Great served as Governor of Tak in the 18th Century. After the fall of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya to the Burmese in 1767, Governor Tak fought back against the Burmese and established a new capital city in Thonburi (near Bangkok) and was crowned King. Tak has a prominent shrine to King Taksin in the town centre which is also one of the town’s major tourist attractions, although nearly all the tourists to Tak are Thai. Few foreign visitors go to Tak except as a convenient place to stop for the night on the long drive north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and other destinations in the upper part of Thailand’s Northern Region.
Other than the Shrine to Tak there are just a few other points of interest in Tak to visit:
- Ban Chin Alley: 500 metre long narrow alleyway in the town centre with some well preserved old wooden houses. Ban Chin Alley was once the home to a prosperous community of Chinese immigrants who settled in Tak in the 19th Century at a time when the town was an important inland port.
- Ping River: There is a great riverside pathway in the town centre from which there are picturesque views of the Ping River. The town also has a pedestrian suspension bridge which was erected to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the founding of Bangkok.