Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour

This historical and cultural Takuapa Tour explores the old town of Takuapa, formerly known as Takola. Located approximately 32 KM north of Khao Lak. You will discover the beauty and unique heritage of this special Thai town.


This Historical and Cultural Tour takes you to the old town of Takuapa, formerly known as ‘Takola’, located approximately 32km north of Khao Lak. The Takua Pa Old Town dates back to the 13th Century and still holds onto it’s fascinating charm of ancient Thai culture.

The beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture and wealth of the community owe their origins to the tin-mining industry and in fact the county’s history. This tour is the best opportunity to explore “the real” Thailand, not far from Khao Lak.

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the architecture and beauty of the Chinese Shrine

  • Explore Takuapa Old Town with its unique architecture and explore the market

  • See Tor Sor Cake Factory and savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant

  • Visit Nam Khem Cultural Center and the Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park

Three Temple Tour Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Lunch at a local restaurant

  • Full insurance

  • English-speaking guide

Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour Itinerary

Time Activity Time Activity
09:00 Pick-up from Khao Lak hotel 13:30 Lunch
09:30 Visit Chinese Shrine 13:10 Nam Kem Cultural Centre and Tsunami Museum
10:30 Takuapa Old Town 15:30 Arrival back to hotel
11:00 Tor Sor Cake Factory

Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour Activities

Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour Long Description

Begin your day trip with pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 9.00 AM, to depart for your first stop, the Chinese Shrine. Discover the temple’s architecture and colorful ornamentation, before heading to Takuapa Old Town. Explore the old-town streets lined with beautiful examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture and visit the Takuapa Market to see locals selling and bargaining for their produce.

Continue to Nam Kem Cultural Centre, a museum run by locals and interestingly made out of clay, to learn more about the area. The next stop will be the Tor Sor Cake Factory, where you can witness the local craftsmanship, before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant around noon.

Finally, visit the Tsunami Memorial Park and Museum, a tranquil and peaceful place for reflection and remembrance. The tour will end with a drop off at your hotel in Khao Lak, arriving around 3.30 PM.

More About Takua Pa

Takua Pa is an amphoe (Thai) or district as it would be called in English, in Phang Nga Province. Khao Lak is situated in the Takua Pa District, which in turn is located in Phang Nga. Takua Pa District lies on the Andaman Sea Coast and contains Khao Lak’s Lam Ru National Park to the South and Sri Phang Nga National Park to the North.

We feature many tours around Takua Pa District, there’s a real wealth of activities in the area. The town of Takua Pa is also a popular tourist attraction too and steeped in Thai culture and history. The original name of the town is Takola and it was one of the historical city states that dates back to the 13th century.

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