Ban Tak District

Amphoe Ban Tak ( Thai: อำเภอ บ้านตาก ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in Tak Province in northern Thailand.


The district of Ban Tak is located in the northeast of the province of Tak, about 20 kilometers north of Tak, and is adjacent to two other provinces, Sukhothai and Lampang.

The main building of Amphoe Ban Tak management is Ok, Tambon Tak Ok, on the west side of Phahonyothin trunk road.

Amphoe Ban Tak is located in northwestern Tak Province and borders clockwise from the south seen at the Amphoe Mueang Tak, Mae Ramat and Sam Ngao in Tak province, at Amphoe Thoen of Lampang Province and Amphoe Ban Dan Lan Hoi in the province of Sukhothai.

Important sources of water for agricultural use in the district are the rivers Ping and Wang. As a result of the southwest monsoon is remote mountain location, the climate of Ban Tak is rather dry and hot.


Originally there was in the area of ​​Ban Tak, the old Tak ( Tak Mueang ), a north-western border town on the Maenam Ping ( Ping River ) in Ban Tha Phra That, Tambon Ko Taphao. King Maha Thammaracha of Ayutthaya moved the center of Mueang Tak in the 16th century to their present location in Tambon Pa Mamuang.

2003 archaeologists discovered on aerial photographs around 50 fossilized trees ( Makha, family Caesalpiniaceae ), which were scattered over an area of ​​about 35 km ². The length of the largest fossil tree is more than 70 meters, the age is estimated to be nearly a million years. The surrounding forest was subsequently declared a protected forest zone and called " Petrified Wood Forest Park ".


  • Wat Phra Boromthat ( Thai: วัด พระบรม ธาตุ )


Amphoe Ban Tak consists of seven sub-districts ( tambon), which further into 67 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

There are two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Ban Tak ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ้านตาก ) consists of parts of Tambon Tak Tak Tok and Ok,
  • Thung Kra Chao ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ทุ่ง กระ เชาะ ) consists of parts of the tambon Thong Fa

In addition, there are six " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.