Kamphaeng Phet Attractions, Attractions in Kamphaeng Phet, what to do in Kamphaeng Phet

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Attractions
Historical Sites
City Pillar Shrine
Location : Amphoe Mueang
It has been built by King Woraman, during Sukhothai Period. It is highly respected by Kamphaeng Phet residents.
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Major features of Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park include archaeological remains of ancient sites such as Mueang Chakangrao to the east of the Ping River, Mueang Nakhon Chum to the west and Mueang Trai Trueng some 18 kilometres from the town to the southwest. Services from the Tourist Centre are available, the centre itself being located some 5 kilometres from town on the Kamphaeng Phet-Phran Kratai route.

The ancient ruins in Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park are divided into 2 areas: This important monastery is situated in the heart of Kamphaeng Phet City. Its walls are made of whose slabs of round sand stone laid parallel to the city walls. All structure within the monastery are made of sand and it is presided over by a large pagoda of Sri Lankan style.
Mueang Nakhon Chum
Location : Amphoe Mueang
is an ancient town on the west bank of the Ping River. Its 2-3 metre-high earthen walls run along the waterway. It is in this area that the famous religious tablets of Kamphaeng Phet have been discovered. Within the city walls are a couple of ancient sites such as the Kamphaeng Pom Thung Sethi located on Phahonyothin Road just before entering the town. It is part of the laterite fortifications 83 metres long and 6 metres tall.
Religious Sites
Wat Phra Si Iriyabot (Phra Si Iriyabot Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra Si Iriyabot
Wat Phra Si Iriyabot
Wat Phra Si Iriyabot is located to the north of Wat Phra Non and has similar pond and bathroom facilities as its neighbour. Walls on the four sides are of laterite materials with an entrance also made of laterite. A Mondop structure houses Buddha statues in four postures-walking, sitting, standing and reclining in the Sukhothai artistic style. Today only the statue in the standing posture still remains.
Ho Trai Wat Khu Yang
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This scripture hall, the architecture of the Rattanakosin Period, is situated in Wat Khu Yang under the responsible area of the Kamphaeng Phet Municipality. It was referred to in the writings of King Rama V. The building was established in the water but its lower part was very far from the water surface. This distinguished pattern was designed to prevent Buddhist Scriptures from damage by termites, cockroaches and rats. Presently, the building is still begin in a complete condition.
Wat Phra Borommathat Chediyaram (Phra Borommathat Chediyaram Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
That is a temple situated in the centre of Mueang Nakhon Chum featuring a Burmese-style Chedi. To the south is an Ubosot housing several Sukhothai- and Ayutthaya-style bronze Buddha statues. The Chedi itself is believed to originally have been a Sukhothai-type structure, its style having been altered during a restoration work financed by a wealthy Burmese about a century ago.

Another ancient town is Mueang Trai Trueng. It was built by King Chaisiri of Chiang Rai who fled invading enemy in 1542 B.E. (circa 999). Today most of the structures are in disrepair with only ruins of Chedis and ramparts. The town is about 18 kilometres from Kamphaeng Phet on the Kamphaeng Phet-Khlong Lan road.
Wat Phrathat (Phrathat Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This is the second largest monastery located within the city wall, just east of Wat Phra Kaeo. It is presided over by a pagoda built of sand stone and bricks, surrounded by a Vihara with sand stone walls having a gate on each side. The construction is classical Kamphaeng Phet style.
Wat Phra Non (Phra Non Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Chang Rop
Wat Chang Rop
Wat Phra Non is fenced in by laterite walls on four sides. At the front of the temple are a square-shaped pond, bathrooms and an ancient floating pavilion which is supported by a large laterite column. The entire column was cut out in one single piece from its source and measures 1.1 metres on each side and 6.4 metres in height, the largest such stone in the country. A lion sculpture and Sema stones (boundary stones) can still be discerned. The large Vihan which once housed the Reclining Buddha has crumbled entirely.
Wat Awat Yai (Awat Yai Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
A monastery with huge construction project, consisting of many pagodas and viharas, is situated on the road to Amphoe Phran Kratai about three kilometres north of Saphan Khom Gate. Its walls are of sand stone and in its courtyard is a large octagonal pagoda. In front of the monastery on the road side, there is a big square pond dug into sand stone floor called "Bo Sam Saen"
Wat Sing (Sing Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
is believed to have been constructed during both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. With laterite walls, it has a square-shaped principal Chedi with arches on four sides. In front of the Ubosot are ornamental lion and Naga figurines.
San Phra Isuan (The Siva Shrine)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This shrine is situated behind the Provincial Court. The structure is of square sand stone base with 1.5 metres high floor and a staircase. On the Chooe,Chee pedestal there is a bronze of Isuan God, cast during the period of Governor Chaowas Sudlapha, (the genuine image is displayed in Kamphaeng Phet National Museum.) During the reign of King Rama V, however, a German tourist to Kamphaeng Phet secretly removed the head and hands of there idol and brought them to Bangkok in 1886. The Ruler of Kamphaeng Phet notified Bangkok about the incident and H.M. the King had personally requested the return of the head and hands. A replica was cast and graciously given as a replacement, which is now displayed in the Museum of Berlin, West Germany.
Wat Chang Rop (Chang Rop Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Nak Watcharasophon
Wat Nak Watcharasophon
is a large temple situated on a high hill. Its main Chedi of Ceylonese style is in the middle of the yard but its top part is broken down. The base is adorned with 68 half-elephants between which are Bhoti-shaped designs. There are also traces of demon and female dancers' figures remaining. Apart from these temples, there are also several ancient sites on the east bank of the Ping River, including Wat Arwat Yai, Wat Kalothai and Phra Ruang Road.
Wat Phra Borommathat Chediyaram (Phra Borommathat Chediyaram Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
That is a temple situated in the centre of Muang Nakhon Chum featuring a Burmese-style Chedi. To the south is an Ubosot housing several Sukhothai- and Ayutthaya-style bronze Buddha statues. The Chedi itself is believed to originally have been a Sukhothai-type structure, its style having been altered during a restoration work financed by a wealthy Burmese about a century ago.

Another ancient town is Muang Trai Trueng. It was built by King Chaisiri of Chiang Rai who fled invading enemy in 1542 B.E. (circa 999). Today most of the structures are in disrepair with only ruins of Chedis and ramparts. The town is about 18 kilometres from Kamphaeng Phet on the Kamphaeng Phet-Khlong Lan road.
Wat Chang or Wat Nak Watcharasophon (Chang Temple or Nak Watcharasopho Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
It is an old monastery renowned as an origin of the most respected votive tablets "Phra Sum Ko(Mai" which are now rarely found.
Museums
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
The Kamphaeng Phet National Museum, located on Pindamri Road in Mueang district, houses ancient objects and other antique arts articles from various eras found in the provincial town. These include sculptured and earthen designs, heads of Buddha statues, traditional celadon products, sculptures of demons and celestial and human beings used to decorate Chedi bases or Vihans.

Opening Hours : 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5571 1570
The Kamphaeng Phet Province Museum
Location : Amphoe Mueang
The Kamphaeng Phet Province Museum nearby is made up of groups of Central Region applied architectural style structures. There are exhibitions on the local history with replicas of the city, lifestyle and urban and hill tribal customs and traditions. It also displays the development of Kamphaeng Phet votive tablets and other resources. The museum is open daily.

Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5572 2341-2
Markets
Banana Market (Talat Kluai Khai)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This market is on the Kamphaeng Phet-Nakhon Sawan highway at Km.343. Scores of roadside stalls display and sell both raw and ripe Kluai Khai (a type of bananas).

Opening Hours : Daily 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Public Parks
Khao Son Forest Park
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This park is situated in Tambon Kosamphi west of Kamphaeng Phet. It is another major tourist attraction developed by the Province as a natural resort. Trip to the park begins from the township area at Km.358 of Kamphaeng Phet-Tak Highway. Turn left at Km.380 and follow the 9 km access to the arboretum.
Sirichit Park
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This park is a multi-purpose public park, located on the bank of Ping River opposite Chakangrao Hotel. It has a sport field, flower garden, tourism public relations center and folk products and handicrafts center or night bazaar, covering the area about 175 rai. (1 acre is equivalent to 2.5 rai)
Natural Attractions
Phra Ruang Hot Spring
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Phra Ruang Hot Spring
Phra Ruang Hot Spring
The spring's hot water is believed to be mineral water capable of curing a number of disease and for relieving pain. The spring is about 25 km away from the Province's administration seat.
Namtok Wang Chomphu
Location : Amphoe Kosamphi
It is located about 30 km far from town along the route Kamphaeng Phet-Tak. This small waterfall flows in the rainy season.
Namtok Khlong Nam Lai or Pang Kwai
Location : Amphoe Khlong Lan
This 9-leveled waterfall is located 16 km from Khlong Lan Waterfall and there is access road to the waterfall itself. It has been established as a National Park and it flows year-round.
Sa Ta Phrom Spring
Location : Amphoe Khanu Woralaksaburi
It is located at km.292 on the left of the route Kamphaeng Phet-Nakhon Sawan in Tambon Don Taeng, Amphoe Khanu Woralakburi. Its water gushes highly about 2 metres and can be noticed from the distance. This is a natural phenomenon which is rarely found in Thailand.
Other Attractions
Marble Mine
Location : Amphoe Phran Kratai
This marble mine is located in Amphoe Phran Kratai within the concession area of about 22 rais. It has operated since October 5, 1983. The marble products here have several colors: pink, ivory, white and Grey.
Khlong Lan Hilltribe Handicraft Center
Location : Amphoe Khlong Lan
This center was established to support the hill tribes namely Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Musur and Karen, dwelling in Amphoe Khlong Lan and Amphoe Khlong Khlung in their income earning and better living. Also it was considered as a means to draw visitors to tourist attractions in Amphoe Khlong Lan. Souvenirs and indigenous products of each hilltribe are on sale here. Among them are clothed, silver decorations, etc. In addition, visitors will witness how to produce decorations from silver. The center under supervision of the Kamphaeng Phet's Hilltribe Aid and Development Center is located about 5.5 km far from town in the village of Khlong Lan, Tambon Khlong Lan Pattana nearby the entrance of the Khlong Lan National Park.
Sirikit Oil Field
Location : Amphoe Lan Krabue
It is an oil source located in Amphoe Lan Krabu under the Thai Shell Exploration & Production Company, the concessionaire. The company started its drill for oil and natural gas for commercial purposes in 1982. The raw oil from this source is called "Namman Phet" (Diamond Oil). The wording "Chot Chuang Chat Chawan" (splendid) has its origin from this oil sources it represents the first hope of Thailand's energy source.