Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine
Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine is located at the foot of Kittikhachorn Bridge. According to historical evidences, Tak is an ancient city, dating back to Sukhothai period. It is the city where the four great kings in the past congregated their troops. The first great king is King Ramkhamhaeng, who fought with Khun Samchon, the ruler of Muang Chod, on an elephant’s back. The second king is King Naresuan, who declared independence at Muang Klaeng before leading his troop back to the Kingdom of Siam by passing Tak as the first city. The third king is King Narai, who led his troops to attack the Northern provinces and had Wat Narai built. This temple is at the foot of Kittikhachorn Bridge at present. The last king is King Taksin, who received the royal command and was appointed the ruler of Tak province. In order to commemorate the four great kings’ honor and to assemble the spitit of Tak people, Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine was established in 1992. Si Maharat City Pillar Shrine is the best tourist attraction for those who admire the legend of Thailand’s four great kings. It is the car rest area which provides beautiful view for taking photos. In addition, the tourists will have chance to pay respect to the place in Tak Province.