Tak is your best bet if your doctor has ordered you to avoid all excitement or extreme exertion, as there is very little to do in this Thai village except for indulging in ridiculously cheap spa treatments. All is not lost, however, if you want to immerse yourself in rural Thai culture, as the people of this town are very friendly, there are scores of food vendors offering traditional cuisine and the scenery is quite beautiful.
- Tak's Town Centre
- Hill Tribe Market
- Get a massage or herbal body rub at Wat See Tarra Rahm
- Enjoy yoga at Kru Apple
- Watch the sunset on Tak's riverside
The rainy season for Tak is from May to October, which is typical of monsoon climates. November to February are the drier months, although there is still quite a bit of rain. High temperatures throughout the year are around 31-32°C, and nightly lows are 22-23°C.
Getting There & Around
Bangkok has the closest international airport, which is around 426 km from Tak along Highway 1, and Phitsanulok has the closest train station and regional airport, 80 km away. Most long-distance travel is done by coach bus.
You can get around town by foot, but be careful at night of the wild dogs. There are no rental vehicles available in town, including bikes.