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Lying and sitting Buddhas, Kamphaeng Phet, Wat Phra Khaeo, Central Thailand, Asia
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In 1991, the fortified town built on the banks of the River Ping was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the forest temples which are hidden among the trees 2km to the north of the town. Occupying an important strategic position, Kamphaeng Phet was one of the capitals of the Sukhothai kingdom under Rama Khamhaeng (1279-98), and enjoyed its golden age in the 14C under Li Thai, as its numerous temples testify. In the modern town which has developed to the southeast, don’t miss the night market, where you can taste some of the delicious local specialities made from banana.

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  • The largest temple of this historic site is still a high-place of worship. Wat Phra Kaeo is worth a visit for its impressive group of Buddhas, two large seated Buddhas surrounding a splendid reclining Buddha, typical of the Ayutthaya style, which are..

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    In Indian mythology, the elephant carries the universe on its back. In Thailand, the animal also symbolises reverence to Buddhism and royalty, and was even the emblem of the country before the national flag was adopted in 1917. This explains the depi..

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    Like its neighbours, Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai, with whom it formed the kingdom of Siam, Kamphaeng Phet was a fortified city. The town takes its name, which means "Walls of Diamond", from its fortifications which form a long trapezium ru..

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