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Agriculture is a major part of the Tak economy. The province of Tak produces rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, beef, tilapia, and other foods. Industries in Tak include mining, granite, and jewelry. Handicrafts and Myanmar products are also important for trade.

The Bhumibol Dam in the northern part of Tak is its most popular tourist attraction.

The Bhumibol Dam ( named after King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the old name was Yanhee Dam )

It stops the river Ping, one of the two sources of the Chao Phraya river. The artificial lake

created covers an area of 300 km² and is the largest in Thailand.

The Bhumibol Dam was constructed across the Ping River at Khao Kaew Sub - district,

Sam Ngao District of Tak Province. Constructed in 1958 and completed in 1964 with the

dam height of 154 m, crest length of 486 m and retention capacity of 13,462 million m3,

the dam is the first and  largest  multi-purpose concrete arch dam in Thailand. It has

provided  great  benefits to the country  including  electrical generation,  irrigation in

collaboration with the Sirikit Dam for the areas under the Greater Chao Phraya Project

of 1,200,000 ha in the wet season and 480,000 ha in the dry season, flood mitigation of

the Central Plain, inland navigation as well as prevention of sea water intrusion in the lower

Chao Phraya and Tha Chin river basin.

Tourism, especially eco tourism, in the southern part is seasonal with popular destinations such as Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Thi Lo Le Waterfall, hiking and white water rafting in its various forest reserves. Tak is also famous for its Loy Krathong festival where Krathong sai consisting of many krathongs are floated in a long line down the river. The Loy Krathong festival is held on the Ping River in Amphoe Mueang Tak on Loy Krathong night.The Taksin Maharat and the Lan Sang National parks are also located in the province. Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary share half of the lake front with Kanchanaburi and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary at the border with Uthai Thani and are World Heritage Sites.Tak is a key communication and transportation centre of the North, with three Asian highways passing through the province. AH1 enters through the Myanmar - Thai border at Amphoe Mae Sot; AH2 passes through the province from north to south. Also AH16 ends at Tak. Tak is located 426 km from Bangkok. Daily flights were also between Bangkok and Mae Sot by Phuket Air but now the service has been stopped. The flight use  to  take one and a half hours.

Hill Tribes. About a quarter of the population belongs to one of Thailand's hill tribes: Yao, Karen ( Thai Gariang ), Akha ( Thai Akha ), Lahu ( Thai Musay ), Hmong ( Thai Meo ), and Lisu ( Thai Lisaw ).The largest tribe in Tak is Karen.

Tak Province, Page 4, Places to Visit, Shrine of King Taksin the Great , Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine

Tak Province, Bhumibol Dam, Hill Tribes of the Province, Tourism Loy Krathong Festival

Tak Province, Page 3, Bhumibol Dam, Hill Tribes of the Province, Tourism Loy Krathong Festival
Tak Province, Page 3, Bhumibol Dam, Hill Tribes of the Province, Tourism Loy Krathong Festival