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Tak (ตาก)

Thai. Name of a province (map) and its capital city on the eastern banks of the Ping River in North Thailand, 426 kms north of Bangkok with a population of approximately 21,000. This province is home to the first outpost to which King Naresuan and his army went on their return from the battle. Its places of interest include the Bhumipol water dam (map - fig.) and Thi Loh Suh waterfall (map - fig.), one of Thailand's largest and most impressive waterfalls. The province has eight amphur and one king amphur and is known for its annual Loi Krathong Sai Lai Prathip Phan Duang Tradition (fig.). See also Tak data file.