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    Nong Lanka temple - Nakorn Chum area

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 11, 2006
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    This big ruin temple located outside Nakorn Chum old city. This area was forestry temple area of Nakorn Chum. The temple have a big bell shaped chedi with 4 niches at 4 directions and surrounded with small chedis.All chedis have a wall as boundary and 2 gate on the East and West. On the East of main area located Viharn faced to East. This temple have a surrounded pond as boundary which was a typical style of Sukhothai.

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    Nong Pikul temple- Nakorn Chum area

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 11, 2006
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    The ruin temple located outside Nakorn Chum old city. The temple just left a big Mandapa (a big square shape building to housed Buddha images) and a base of viharn with c shape pond as boundary. The style of Mandapa and pond is the same as Sukhothai style.

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    Sum Kor temple - Nakorn Chum area

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 11, 2006
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    Located outside the Nakorn Chum city as the forestry area of Nakorn Chum old city. This ruin temple just left the main chedi in circular shape or bell shape and the upper part was detroyed. This temple is one temple where found the famous amulets name Phra Sum Kor which popular among Thai amulet lovers.

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    Chedi Klang Tung temple - Nakorn Chum area

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 11, 2006
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    This ruin temple located outside Nakorn Chum city. The temple just left a lotus bud chedi and a base of Viharn. The temple faced to East. Though this temple don't have a wall but it was a C shape pond surrounded as boundary which was the typical style of Sukhothai.

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    Nakorn Chum,the ancient city before Kampaeng Phet

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 11, 2006

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    Nakorn Chum ancient city located on West bank of Ping river opposite Kampaeng Phet city. The old city have a square shape with 3 moats as Sukhothai city. Nowaday, almost of moats was destroyed for residences,road and cultivation. At the center of city located Phra Borom Thaat temple where located the big Burmese style Chedi. This temple assumed to be built in King Maha Dhammaraja Lithai who reigned Sukhothai. He came to this site and built the chedi which was Lotus Bud style. Later, in the reign of King Rama V, the Burmese wood merchant named Phya Taka came to reconstructed to new shape in Burmese style as we can see at present.

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    Kamphaeng Phet Chalerm Phra Keit Museum (Province

    by pattayaraj Updated Dec 11, 2006

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    This museum established for ceremony the King on 50th reign.The museum building was built in Central Thai traditinal house style by teak wood. The exhibition seperated to 3 parts : 1-The Kampaeng Phet city history ,2- Heritage of the land and 3- Etchnology & tribes in Kampaeng Phet.Apart from exhibition,you can enjoy a greenery landscape which full of tropical plants.The musuem open daily from 9.00-16.30hrs.

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    Kampaeng Phet National Museum

    by pattayaraj Written Dec 10, 2006

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    This museum exhibit the ancient and art obejects which found in Kampaeng Phet area. The exhibition covered 2 floors,the displays 're about Pre-historic time to present time in Kampaeng Phet through objects ,pictures and other evidences. The most significant object is bronze statue of Siva god which found in Sarn Phra Isavara inside Kampaeng Phet city wall.Other interesting stuffs 're some bronze statue both in Hinduism and Buddhism,the fragments of terracotta and stucco and votive tablets.
    Open : 9.00 AM - 4 PM /Wed - Sun
    Admission fee : 30 Baht

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    Avasyai temple

    by pattayaraj Written Jun 20, 2006

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    This temple located in the Forest temple area.There're multi corners chedi as principal building and 2 big viharns in the same row. There're also other chedis on the base pararelled with front viharn.Behide the temple area is the monk residence where found the base of monk residences and monk toilets. On the East side of temple,there's a laterite pond called "Bor Samsaen" in square plan.

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    Chang Rob temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 20, 2006

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    One famous temple in Kampaengpetch Historical Park. This temple have the principal chedi with elephant statues decorated at the base for 68 fully accessories elephants.This style developed from Sukhothai style. There 're 4 stairways and gate at 4 directions of the base.Over the elephants base is the terrace where can walk around to pay homage to the relic in chedi.The chedi body 's round shape but it was detroyed. However,at the base of body decorated with stucco depicted about Buddha's life and Hamsa or swan around. This chedi with elephants surrounded is the biggest one in Sukhothai Kingdom.In front of the chedi,there 's viharn where just left the base.

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    Pra Non temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 20, 2006

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    This temple located in the Forest temple area.Some interesting builings 're the viharn where used to housed the Reclining Buddha image,now it just left the base.This viharn have big columns built from laterite.It 's the biggest and tallest column in Kampaeng Petch and Sukhothai.Apart from viharn,there 're Ubosot,well,hall and at the back side of temple,located the round shape chedi with octagonal base.

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    Pra See Iriyabot temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 20, 2006

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    This temple located outside city in Forest temple area.It was built in Sukhothai period.The most attractive is the main building in square plan called Mondop,it's now ruins. Inside the Mondop housed Buddha images of 4 different gestures ; walking,forgiving,reclining and overcoming the demons gestures faced to the East, West, North and South. Apart from Mondop,there're Ubosot,hall,well and restroom.All buildings was built from laterite and covered with plaster.

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    Phra Kaew temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 20, 2006

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    Located in the center of town and close to the former royal palace.This temple used to housed the Emerald Buddha image (the one which housed in Phra Kaew temple in BKK).From the Northern chronicle,described about this temple used to housed "Phra Buddha Sihing Buddha image". The important buildings include the main Chedi in Lankan style which the base decorated with 32 elephant sculptures.Another Chedi decorated on the base with 32 lion sculptures. Also there’re the remain of Vihara where have 3 big Buddha images ; one is the Reclining Buddha image and 2 're sitting Buddha image in Suduing Mara position.This vihara used to decorated with stucco depicted about Ramayana at the base,but it was destroyed.This temple assumed to be the royal temple from the size and location.

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    Phra Thaat temple

    by pattayaraj Written Jun 19, 2006

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    This temple located close to Phra Keow temple.The principal building of this temple is rounded shape Chedi with octagonal bases.From the style of chedis and temple plan,it assumed to be built in Ayutthaya period after Phra Keow temple. Apart from chedis,there 're the viharn in fron of the main chedi.

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    Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 19, 2006

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    The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park located on the East bank of the Ping river and about 3.4 square kms.There ‘re about 60 historic monuments in the park separated to 2 parts; the ancient city area and Forest temple area called "Aranyik".In the city part,there 're Phra Thaat temple,Phra Keow temple,Sra Mon pond and National Museum. The Forest temple area located outside the city moat,there 're Phra Non temple,Phra Si Iriyabot temple,Singh temple,Chang Rob temple and Avas Yai temple.Almost temples was built from laterite which is the local material.Some temples have a pond from digging the laterite to build the temple.
    Open daily from 8.00-17.00hrs.
    Admission fee : 40 Baht. For car : 50 baht per car

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    Wat Awat Yai

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 26, 2009
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    This temple is located on the 101 road that goes north out of the town, about 750 metres from the city walls.

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