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7 Reasons Why You NEED to Visit Kamphaeng Phet (In 2024)

Buddahs Of Kamphaeng Phet

If you haven’t thought about it already, here are 7 reasons why you need to visit Kamphaeng Phet in Thailand!

Thailand is one of those magnificent countries that has a multitude of attractions on offer.

Alluring beaches, delectable food, and culture! Lots and lots of culture!

The temples that can be explored around this enchanting country are nothing short of breathtaking.

Buddahs Of Kamphaeng Phet
Buddahs Of Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet Thailand – You Need to Go

One place that is routinely left off the typical backpacker’s itinerary is Kamphaeng Phet, located between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

It is home to the incredible Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, as well as other ancient monuments and city walls, friendly locals, delicious food, and more.

We visited this quaint town and easily came up with 7 reasons why you should spend some time in Kamphaeng Phet!

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Only two bike riders in the whole park. Us!

1. No Tourists!

Not just compared to the rest of Thailand we had visited, but just in general! The hostel we were staying in had two other people in it (and this was supposedly the most popular guesthouse in town according to several very high-profile websites and guide books).

We received friendly, curious stares from all the Thais at the night markets and on the streets. We believe many of the locals thought we were lost!

The historical park was empty except for a few Thais exploring. We can count on one hand the number of “farangs” we saw in two days in this quiet town.

2. Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is a fascinating archaeological site filled with ancient temples and ruins.

Out of all Kamphaeng Phet attractions, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is the biggest one.

It is separated into two sections: The first is situated within its ancient walls and surrounded by a moat; The second is outside the walls set in the forest.

The best way to explore Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is by renting a bicycle, which you can do from Three J Guesthouse or directly from the ticket booth upon entering (30 baht for the day).

You are free to wander around the ruins of Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park at your leisure, and can climb on many of the temples. Just remember never to climb onto anything with a standing Buddha image.

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Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

3. Hot Springs and National Parks

Not too far from town is the beautiful…

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