Photo: Wat Chang Rob in wet season.

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park: Northern zone

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Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park's northern zone is located around a kilometre northwest of the park's central zone; and it is here where the historical park gets most interesting in our opinion, with venerable trees piercing into the ancient ruins.

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Wat Phra Si Ariyabot and Wat Chang Rob are two sites that should not be missed, but we also recommend minor sites like Wat Kamphaeng Ngam and Wat Ma Phi, which are ideal for a few minutes of contemplation. Altogether the northern zone contains 40 different sites spread over a sizeable forested area.

Dry season is not peak season. Photo taken in or around Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park: Northern zone, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand by David Luekens.

Dry season is not peak season. Photo: David Luekens

The first major site that you’ll see, on your left, after entering the historical park’s northern zone is Wat Phra Non, a large complex that blends into the forest. The ruins include the remains of several structures built from the 14th to 16th centuries, including a large ordination hall in front and a wihaan that once housed a reclining Buddha image towards the back. A two-metre-high laterite wall with narrow windows rims the sprawling grounds. Sema boundary stones depicting characters from the Ramakien epic were discovered here and can now be seen in the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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