Attractions

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…
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 …
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…
Historic Site in Kamphaeng Phet

Walled City

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’) monks. It’s a long walk or an approximately 40B motorcycle t…
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.
Historic Site in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Phra Kaew

This former temple, adjacent to what is believed to have been the royal palace (now in ruins), dominates the walled city. There’s an immense reclining Buddha and several smaller, weather-corroded Buddha statues that…
Historic Site in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Phra Si Iriyabot

The highlight here is a towering mon·dòp (the small square building with a spire in a wát) that contains the shattered remains of standing, sitting, walking and reclining Buddha images, all sculpted in the classic …
Historic Site in Kamphaeng Phet

Wat Phra That

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

Wat Chang Rob

Meaning Elephant-Encircled Temple, this ruin is just that – a temple buttressed with 68 stucco-covered elephants.