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Bamee Chakangrao

Thin wheat and egg noodles (bà·mèe) are a speciality of Kamphaeng Phet, and this famous restaurant is one of the best places to try them. The noodles are made fresh every day behind the restaurant, and pork satay is…
Park in Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

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 as the better-known kingdom of Sukhothai. Kamphaeng Phet’s Bud…
Museum in Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet National Museum

Kamphaeng Phet’s visit-worthy museum has undergone an extensive renovation. It’s home to an expansive collection of artefacts from the Kamphaeng Phet area, including an immense Shiva statue that is the largest bronz…
Museum in Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet Regional Museum

Being renovated when we stopped by, the regional museum is a series of Thai-style wooden structures on stilts set among nicely landscaped grounds. There are three main buildings in the museum featuring displays rang…
Thai in Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet Phochana

This popular place puts out just about every Thai fave from pàt tai to kôw man gài (Hainanese-style chicken rice). It's also a good place to try chŏw góoay, grass jelly, a product made in Kamphaeng Phet. There's no …
Thai in Kamphaeng Phet

Mae Ping Riverside

Decent eats, draught beer and live music can be found here, on the west bank of Mae Nam Ping. There are a few other similar riverside places along this strip.
Buddhist Temple in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Phra Borommathat

Across 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 remains are post-classical Sukhothai. The compound has a few small …
Buddhist Temple in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Khu Yang

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

Rong Tiam

Live music (from 8.30pm), snacks and beer are available at this friendly pub located in a converted antique shophouse.
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Night Market

For cheap Thai eats, a busy night market sets up every evening near the river just north of the Navarat Hotel.