Kamphaeng Phet National Museum

Northern Thailand

Kamphaeng Phet’s visit-worthy museum is home to an impressive collection of artefacts from the Kamphaeng Phet area, including an immense Shiva statue that is the largest bronze Hindu sculpture in the country. The image was formerly located at the nearby Shiva Shrine until a German missionary stole the idol’s hands and head in 1886 (they were later returned).

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1. Thai House Museum

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This regional museum is set in a series of Thai-style wooden structures on stilts set among nicely landscaped grounds. There are three main buildings…

2. Shiva Shrine

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This shrine has a replica of a Shiva statue that's the largest bronze Hindu sculpture in the country; the original is at the Kamphaeng Phet National…

3. Wat Phra That

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The ruins of this temple are distinguished by a large round-based brick and laterite Kamphaeng Phet–style chedi surrounded by columns.

4. Walled City

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Just north of modern Kamphaeng Phet, this walled zone is the origin of the city’s name, and was formerly inhabited by gamavasi (living in the community)…

5. Wat Phra Kaew

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This former temple dominates Kamphaeng Phet's walled city and is adjacent to what is believed to have been the royal palace (now in ruins). There’s an…

6. Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

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A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park features the ruins of structures dating back to the 14th century, roughly the same time…

7. Wat Khu Yang

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Located just north of central Kamphaeng Phet, this Buddhist temple contains a handsome wooden hŏr đrai (manuscript library) dating back to the 19th…

8. Wat Phra Borommathat

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Across the Mae Nam Ping are the ruins of Wat Phra Borommathat, located in an area that was settled long before Kamphaeng Phet’s heyday, although visible…