Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Wat Phra Kaeo, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

The entrance to the Park is approximately 5 km. off Kamphaeng Phet town at Km. 360 on the left of the Kamphaeng Phet – Phran Kratai route. The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park comprises ancient monuments built of different materials on Ihe east and west banks of the Ping River.

The remains on the east bank where Kamphaeng Phet town is located were built from laterite and were of large scales while those on the west bank which belonged to Nakhon Chum town were built out of brick and were of smaller scales. However, there is a common artistic style that reflects a blend of contemporary Sukhothai and Ayutthaya arts.

A number of ancient monuments can also be found in the outskirts 2 km. to the northwest of Kamphaeng Phet town in the so-called “Aranyik Area” where forest-dwelling monks stayed and practised meditation for their insight development.

The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, together with Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park, were combincdly proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 12 December 1991.

Thai: อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์กำแพงเพชร Popular Tourist Attractions: Wat Phra Kaeo Province: Kamphaeng Phet, Central/Northern Thailand

Things to do in Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park


Wat Awat Yai, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Wat Awat Yai, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Contains a principal Chedi in an octagonal shape with a Wihan located on a raised platform accessible by 3 staircases. They are surrounded by small satellite chedis. In the front…

Wat Singha, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Wat Singha, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Is located some 100 m. to the north of Wat Phra Si Iriyabot It is assumed to have been constructed in the “Buddhavasa” or “residence of the Buddha” right in…

Wat Phra Non, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Wat Phra Non, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Is surrounded by a rectangular laterite boundary wall, with a square well, bathing place, and small structure built on a laterite base and having laterite columns outside the wall in…