About Tak

Once a strategic military region between Thailand and Burma, Tak is now known for its bustling border markets, ethnic diversity, and natural beauty.

How to go

From Bangkok, air-conditioned busses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Tak between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The journey takes 6 hours. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for updated schedules. Private bus companies, such as Thanchit Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1307) and Choet Chai Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1054) also operate daily bus services to Tak.

There are no trains going directly to Tak. The nearest train station is in Phitsanulok. From there, tourists can take a local bus to Tak. Contact Bangkok Railway Station Tel. 1690, 0223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.

Solar Air has three flights a week into and out of Mae Sot from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport. For schedule or reservations, contact www.solarair.co.th