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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…
Historic Site 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…
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

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 tax…
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 …
Chinese in Kamphaeng Phet

Kitti

Long-standing Kitti excels at seafood-forward, Chinese-style dining. Try the unusual but delicious fried chicken with cashew nuts, which also includes pickled garlic and slices of sweet pork.There's no Roman-script …
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.
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.