Kamphaeng Phet might be small, but its magnificent history has made this under the- radar province worth an intentional visit. The tree-lined historical park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site making it a wonderful destination of well-preserved history. Its features are the beautiful architectural blends of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods uniquely built with laterite first and then bricks, showcasing the city in transition. Back in 1906, King Rama V the Great visited Kamphaeng Phet’s Historical Park and its spectacular sites inspired the King His Majesty in several of his royal proses and poems. The center stage – Wat Phra Kaeo – flanked by lions was highly praised by the King who helped preserve this portion of Siam’s glorious past and put Kamphaeng Phet on the world’s map of great destinations.
Attractions near Kamphaeng Phet
Khlong Lan National Park
Sprawling over the mountain ranges west of the province, this national park is known for the multi-tiered Khlong Nam Lai Waterfall Blackstone yard and beautiful stream-shaped rock formations.
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
This museum features four main sections of exhibits with highlights being artefacts that portray the unique history and ethnic groups, cultures and natural surroundings of the province. Also a great place for kids.
Nakhon Chum Retro Market
Set-up and costumed retro market that will take you back in time. this market comes alive every first weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) of the month from 15.00 Hrs. onwards.