Welcome to Kamphaeng Phet
Located halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร) translates as ‘Diamond Wall’, a reference to the apparent strength of this formerly walled city’s protective barrier. This level of security was necessary, as the city helped to protect the Sukhothai and, later, Ayuthaya kingdoms against attacks from Burma or Lanna. Parts of the wall can still be seen today, as well as impressive ruins of several religious structures. The modern city stretches along a shallow section of Mae Nam Ping and is one of Thailand’s more pleasant provincial capitals.