Photo: A Trok Ban Chin tiled rooftop.

Tak Museum and Trok Ban Chin

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Several attractive heritage houses have been preserved in the historic southern end of Tak town, including a former governor’s residence now housing the Tak Museum. Follow that up with a walk down Trok Ban Chin and you’ll get an intriguing glimpse into what the town was like more than a century ago.

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The best part about the Tak Museum is probably the restored house itself: a large 150-year-old teakwood structure with delicate woodcarvings, original floors and more open-air windows than we could count. It served as residence for several Tak governors and King Bhumibol stayed here with Queen Sirikit at some point during the second half of the 20th century.

Enduring elegance. Photo taken in or around Tak Museum and Trok Ban Chin, Tak, Thailand by David Luekens.

Enduring elegance. Photo: David Luekens

An upstairs section exhibits portraits of every Tak governor dating back to the mid-19th century along with a captivating black-and-white portrait of King Taksin that’s so detailed it can be mistaken for a photograph. There’s also a traditional Thai bedroom, shrine room and office, all containing several striking antiques, including Buddha images, grandfather clocks and early Rattanakosin-era ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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