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What places to visit in Kamphaeng Phet?

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What to see in Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet region offers many opportunities for nature, traditions and history lovers. The highlight of any visit there is the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park including and the three Wat Phra Kaew Buddhas. Fortifications and forts of the city are also interesting to discover. And a wide choice of destinations is possible to anyone who is ready to venture in the province.

Must-visit places in Kamphaeng Phet

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Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

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In two parts, one involving the Wat Phra That and Wat Phra Kaew with its three great Buddhas and one more in the forest with numerous remains of temples. It is THE visit to do in Kamphaeng Phet
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Other nice places to visit in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

starstarstarstarstar is the most worth visiting temple for its two Buddhas sitting in front of which is a reclining Buddha. They are present on all tourist brochures
Wat Phra Si Ariyabot (or Si Iriyabot)

Wat Phra Si Ariyabot (or Si Iriyabot)

starstarstarstar is the second most interesting temple to visit in Historical Park because of its almost complete standing Buddha
Wat Singh

Wat Singh

starstarstar in the second part of the Historical Park (Arunyik Area) just after Wat Phra SiAriyabot, there is a sitting Buddha on its center and another in a small building at the back
Wat Kru Si Hong

Wat Kru Si Hong

starstarstar small temple completely embedded in the forest that why we like for that reason
Wat Ku Yang

Wat Ku Yang

starstarstar for his small wooden building on stilts over a pond that was used to store Buddhist scriptures and books and protect them from rats and termites
Wat Bang

Wat Bang

starstarstar temple in the city on Ratchadamnoen only interesting for its red Buddha sculpture
Wat Phra Non

Wat Phra Non

starstar first temple of Aranyik Area, it remains essentially the main building and a chedi
Wat Thep Molee

Wat Thep Molee

starstar which houses a large U Thong style Buddha of the Ayutthaya period. The villagers believe its has great powers and such as the power to stop the rain

Other visits suggestions in Kamphaeng Phet

  • Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
    which houses objects and statues found in the region (open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00 - Tel: 055 711 570) and the Provincialal Museum next to it. In traditional teak houses, it offers exhibitions and screenings of the hilltribes of the region and is often more popular with visitors than the National Museum and open every day (9:00 - 16:00 - Tel: 055 722 341)
  • The City Pillar Shrine
    Highly revered, it is not so interesting to see but by going from a area of the Historical park to another you will surely see it
  • Khlong Lan National Park
    65 km from Kamphaeng Phet, it has many waterfalls. We can sleep here in bungalows with fan (information: on its website - Tel: 055 766 425)
  • Ancient City of Nakhon Chum
    a few kilometers from Kamphaeng Phet, interesting for its few fortification walls and its many temples usually with not a lot of remains. There is accommodation if needed.
  • Phra Ruang Hot Spring
    13 km from the city, these waterfalls have a temperature of 40 to 65 degrees. There are some facilities for bathing
  • Mae Wong National Park
    Another National Park, on the border between the provinces of Nakhon Sawan and Kamphaeng Phet. Waterfalls, lush nature, you can also see some wild elephants, tigers, antelopes, deer and countless species of birds

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Black House (Baan Dam)

black house (baan dam)

As the name suggests it is a black house, actuallly several houses built by a Thai artist. It is probably the second best known place in Chiang Rai (it is a few kilometers outside the city)...


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Yomjinda Road (Old town)

yomjinda road (old town)

The old town of Rayong is quite famous, especially Yomjinda Road which is the prettiest street in the area and probably the most interesting to visit. There are also a few nice and delicious little...


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