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Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet (Thailand)

Practical information about Kamphaeng Phet

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • River
  • Waterfall
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Archaeological Site
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
100 km by bus from Sukhothai
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Kamphaeng Phet

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

Kamphaeng Phet is not as well known as Sukhothai and is a lot less touristy: perfect for those who like to experience the typical charm and tranquility of Thailand.

My suggestion:
Don't expect to find much to do in the town, though the historic park, with its temples and Buddhas, is worth going to see. 

Kamphaeng Phet, like almost everywhere in Thailand, has a rich, UNESCO-listed cultural heritage, comprising temples and statues of Buddha erected in the 14th century. 

I visited the Historical Park two kilometers from Kamphaeng Phet's center to explore the town's ancient heritage and ruins. There is a superb walk you can do there which takes you from one temple to the next and allows you to explore the ruins left behind by this now extinct civilization. There is quite a lot of vegetation there and it is all much more wild and disordered than at Ayutthaya, for example.

Once I became bored with looking at the temples, I went to Khlong Lan National Park to admire its waterfalls and dense vegetation. The park is a little haven of nature that takes the whole day to get to and explore. And beingoff the beaten track, it is not very busy. 

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park