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  • 1 Wat Phra Kaeo of Kamphaeng Phet Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Wat Chang Rob Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Fortified Town of Kamphaeng Phet Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Th. Ratchadamnoen

    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..

  • 4 Wat Phra Non of Kamphaeng Phet Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    This temple is hidden in the depths of the forest. In addition to the fortified town, the World Heritage Site of Kamphaeng Phet also includes a series of forest temples situated 2km to the northwest of the city walls. Arannyik monks, who belonged to ..

  • 5 Wat Phra Si Iriyabot Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Wat Phra Si Iriyabot is worth a visit for the superb standing Buddha which marks the site of the mondop to the rear of the temple. This 9m-high statue is typical of the Sukhothai style, as are the four high-relief statues which surround the building ..

  • 6 Kamphaeng Phet Regional Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pimduri Road

    This Regional Museum provides information on local customs, including major festivals (such as the Wan Sart Festival, dedicated to the banana, which takes place in late September/early October), traditional and religious buildings (in particular, tec..

  • 7 Kamphaeng Phet National Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Pindamri Road

    The National Museum presents the history of Thailand from prehistory to the present day through a collection of artefacts discovered during excavations around Kamphaeng Phet. Exhibits include Buddhas (such as a remarkable bronze Buddha in U-Tong-styl..

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