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Kamphaeng Phet

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  • Two days in Kamphaeng Phet
    3.5 stars

    The haunting, UNESCO-listed ruins at Kamphaeng Phet attract a trickle of travellers, often on day trips from Sukhothai ... read more

  • Kamphaeng Phet Historic Park
    4 stars

    Part of the UNESCO listed "Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns", Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains an impressive collection of ruins constructed from the 14th to 17th centuries during both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. When compared to the historical park at Sukhothai, the first ... read more

  • Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
    3 stars

    This large and rather dusty museum contains the usual collection of artifacts. You'll find Buddha statues, ancient bronzeware, fragmented bas-reliefs, ceramics and odds and ends, many of which were unearthed in the immediate surrounds. It's not as elaborate or well maintained as the museum ... read more

  • Ruan Thai Museum
    3 stars

    Located right next to the National Museum, this lesser attraction is more notable for the structure itself than what it houses. Made of golden teak wood, it's a classical gabled-roof Kamphaeng Phet style stilted house with a large open courtyard filled with potted plants and traditional ceramic ... read more

  • San Phra Isuan
    2.5 stars

    Situated just northeast of the historical park's central zone, this small shrine has a laterite base upon which stands a bronze cast of the Hindu god Shiva. The statue is a replica -- the original is displayed in the nearby Kamphaeng Phet National Museum. During the reign of King Rama V, the ... read more

  • Kamphaeng Phet Riverfront
    3 stars

    Many Thai cities and towns fail to acknowledge the social and aesthetic value of their riverfronts, but Kamphaeng Phet is not one of them. The city has taken full advantage of a 1.5 km stretch of riverfront by lining it with trees, steps and benches that offer an excellent vantage point for ... read more

  • Khlong Lan National Park
    3 stars

    Spread over 300 square kilometres on the west side of Kamphaeng Phet province, Khlong Lan National Park is best known for the breathtaking 100 metre-high Khlong Lan waterall. Situated a short stroll from park headquarters, the falls include several different streams of water that cascade over a ... read more

  • Mae Wong National Park
    3.5 stars

    Around 20 km further south past Khlong Lan village, Route 1117 ends at Mae Wong National Park -- not to be confused with Mae Wang National Park in Chiang Mai province. A remote 894 square km of pristine forest that stretches all the way south into Nakhon Sawan province and west to Tak's Umpang ... read more

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