Photo: Ricefield scenery outside Tak.

A couple of very low-key sights

Some 30km out of town is Wat Phra Boromathat, a cluster of Chedi's which are believed to have been constructed by the famous King Ramkhamhaeng after his victory over the Burmese in the 14th Century.

No pic at the moment -- Sorry!

In modern times it is believed to be a place of good luck, prompting a steady flow of local Thai's hoping to increase their fortunes.

Although the Bhumibol Dam (8th largest in the world) is not exactly a cultural hot-spot, it is a great feat of engineering that needs to be seem to be believed. It's main frame is a colossal 154m high and the water displacement that it has caused has helped to turn previously moderate farmland in the surrounding area into a mineral rich fertile area which is ideal for fruit growing, making this a top region for many fruits such as pineapple, pomelo, tamarind, oranges, as well as potato and sugar cane. It also submerged huge tracts of land, but people talk about that a lot less.

Last updated on 13th September, 2007.

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