Kamphaeng Phet Travel Guide

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Kamphaeng Phet Things to Do

  • Wat Phra That

    Second in size to Wat Phra Kaeo is Wat Phra That, which is next door to it in the Historic Park. Here the principal Chedi is built of a mixture of laterite and bricks with a 15-metre wide square base.

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  • Wat Phra Kaew

    This is one of the most picturesque and, therefore, famous temples as it's located in the middle of the Historic Park. It is a large royal temple near a site believed to have been a palace. The temple itself was used on important city events and had no monks in residence. Major features include the principal Chedi with a lion-adorned base and a...

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  • Wat Awat Yai

    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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  • Wat Chang Rop

    This is another of the famous temples in Kamphaeng Phet and is located in the forest area to the north of the city walls. It's famous round Ceylonese style chedi is built on top of a 31-metre square base which is furnished with 68 stucco elephants. There is a staircase on each side with lion sculptures. There are also traces of demon and female...

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  • Wat Kamphang Ngam

    This is one of the famous ruins at Kamphaeng Phet and is located in the forest area to the north of the city walls. Originally, the temple enclosure was in a beautiful condition which earned it the name Kamphang Ngam, meaning "beautiful wall". In the compound there is a large vihara with a balcony at the front, back with staircases. Next to this is...

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  • Wat Singh

    Located to the north of Wat Phra Si Ariyabot, this is believed to have been constructed during both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. With laterite walls, it has a square-shaped principal Chedi with arches on four sides. In front of the Ubosot are ornamental lion and Naga figurines.

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  • Wat Phra Si Ariyabot

    This is located to the north of Wat Phra Non in the forest to the north of the city walls. Walls on the four sides are of laterite materials with an entrance also made of laterite. A Mondop structure houses Buddha statues in four postures - walking, sitting, standing and reclining in the Sukhothai artistic style. Today only the statue in the...

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  • Wat Kongchai

    The main structures within this temple consist of a 9 room vihara. Behind this is a round bell-shaped chedi on several octagonal bases.

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  • Wat Phra Non

    This is the first major ruin, which dates from the 15th-16th century, after entering through the entrance in the forest to the north of the city walls. It is fenced in by laterite walls on four sides. At the front of the temple is a square-shaped pond, bathrooms and an ancient floating pavilion which is supported by a large laterite column. The...

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  • Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

    The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with old Sukhothai. Chakangrao, the ancient Kamphaeng Phet town, had the same town planning concept as old Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai, with separate zones for religious sites both within and outside of town limits. Structures are usually large and made of laterite. Religious...

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  • City walls

    The City walls and old fortifications mark the boundary of the rectangular town area, measuring 300-700 metres wide and 2,200 metres long. The best place to see them is along the northern wall when you leave the Historic Park to get to some of the other ruins. Along this particular section is Pom Phet which is one of the turrets. It dates from the...

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  • Kamphaeng Phet National Museum

    This museum is located inside the Historic Park and houses ancient objects and other antique articles from various eras found in the town. These include sculptured and earthen designs, heads of Buddha statues, traditional celadon products, and sculptures of demons, celestial and human beings used to decorate Chedi bases or Vihans. Shouldn't be...

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  • Siva Shrine

    This is the only Hindu sanctuary remains in Kamphaeng Phet and lies just south of the National Museum. The statue of Siva is the largest bronze Hindu sculpture found in Thailand. In 1886, a tourist stole the idol's hands and head but they were returned.

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  • Mhong Kale temple - Nakorn Chum area

    This ruin temple located in Nakorn Chum area. There're just bell shaped chedi with 4 niches on 4 side and a base of viharn. The temple used to surrounded with pond as boundary. It assumed to be built in Sukhothai period.

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  • Tourist Information Center

    If you 'd like to know an information on Kampaeng Phet Historical Park. Just go to Tourist Information Center in Forestry area of the Historical Park. The Center shows the exhibition on Kampaeng Phet from Pre-historic time to present. It 's a must place to visit before traveling around this wonderful ancient city. The Center also offer bicycle for...

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  • Chang temple

    This temple located on the North of city wall. This ruin temple situated a big bell shaped chedi with 18 elephant statues surrounded on the base. The main chedi surrounded with small chedis and viharn. And all surrounded with pond as boundary. At present, this ruin temple located inside Nagavajrasopon temple. It 's a monk school and university.

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  • Kalothai temple

    Located on the East of Kampaeng Phet city wall. This ruin temple just left Viharn and main Chedi in Lotus bud style. It assumed to be built in the same period as Nakorn Chum city (Sukhothai period).

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  • Thung Setthi Fortress

    This fortress located outside the Kampaeng city in an area of Nakorn Chum old city. It was built in square shape made of laterite. It was assumed to be built in Mid-Ayutthaya period by the European style which influenced to Thailand in the reign of King Narai.

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  • Nong Lanka temple - Nakorn Chum area

    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...

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  • Nong Pikul temple- Nakorn Chum area

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

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  • Kamphaeng Phet Chalerm Phra Keit Museum...

    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...

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Kamphaeng Phet Hotels

  • Navarat Hotel

    2 Soi Prapan, Tesa Rd., Amphur Muang, Kamphaeng Phet, 62000, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Chakungrao Riverview Hotel

    149 Taysa 1 Road, Amphur Muang, Kamphaeng Phet, 62000, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Phet Hotel

    189 Bumrungraj Rd., Amphur Muang, Kamphaeng Phet, 62000, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Kamphaeng Phet Nightlife

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    by Willettsworld Written Nov 26, 2009

    Eagle Pub on Chakungrao is one of the busiest spots in town with live music nightly starting at 21.30. Opposite the Eagle pub is Timber Bar which also has live music. Both serve food and, of course, beer!

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Kamphaeng Phet Transportation

  • Bus station

    The bus station is about 2km out of Kamphaeng Phet. To get there, catch a songtheaw from around the intersection of Kamphaeng Phet and Tesa Roads, which takes you over the Kamphaeng Phet Bridge and 500m further to the bus station.Buses come and go all day long from the main bus station as Kamphaeng Phet lies on the major Bangkok to Chiang Mai...

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  • Bus to/from Bangkok

    There's goverment bus which run from BKK to Kampaeng Phet but just 2-3 times a day. Other private bus companies offer more trips but always a half trip from Chiang Mai,so it sometimes fulls. The recommend private bus company is Sombat Tour which offer a bus with sitting seat on the 2nd floor and mini sleeping private room on the 1st floor. The fare...

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  • Kampaeng Phet Bus Terminal

    Kampaeng Phet Bus Terminal located on the West outside the city. It takes about 3-5 minutes from city center. At the terminal,you can find some counters of both goverment bus and private bus company. From this terminal,there 're some songtaews or 2 row mini truck which run to some main towns in Kampaeng Phet. Also,there're some busses run to...

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Kamphaeng Phet Warnings and Dangers

  • by jmokhlis Written Jun 17, 2009

    There are dogs everywhere in Thailand especially in this part of the country, strays or otherwise and unfortunately some are not as "well behaved" as the ones in Europe. They will tend to bark at you relentlessly as they are not used to strangers and most mean no harm but be careful of the ones in the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Got chased by a couple of unprovoked strays in the park, thankfully made a speedy getaway in my little rented bicycle - if not would have ended up with rabies or something. The park is very large and u may be the only lonely traveller for miles, so no one will be able to help u or hear u scream ........ UNESCO, please help!

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    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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Kamphaeng Phet Favorites

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    by Willettsworld Written Nov 26, 2009

    Favorite thing: Some of the ruins have a 3D plan of what the temple would have looked like had it still be intact today. This gives a great insight as to what the layout of the temple would've been like.

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