Top 5 attractions to explore in Kamphaeng Phet
The name Kamphaeng Phet means 'wall as hard as diamond'. One of the province's best-known products is bananas, especially the kluai khai, a small, round, sweet banana. Banana festivals are held every year to thank the spirits for the harvest.
The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains the ruins of the ancient town of Kamphaeng Phet, an important town in the Sukhothai Kingdom. The park that is little visited by foreign tourists contains monuments built during the 13th to 17th centuries by the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya empires.
Khlong Lan National Park is situated in the Dawna Mountain Range. This park lies in Kamphaeng Phet Province, the West of Thailand. The park is rugged and hilly along the Dawna Range and is covered by fertile forest. Each mountain connects to Khun Khlong Lan, the highest peak at 1,439 metres above sea level. It's the origin of Khlong Khlung and Khlong Suan Mak, the tributaries of the Ping River. The famous places in the park are Khlong Lan and Khlong Nam Lai Waterfalls.
Khlong Wang Chao was founded on August 29, 1990 after 2-year survey of the area of Khlong Wang Chao and Khlong Suan Mak forests. Most of the area consists of mountains lying along the north and south and there is a plain area in their middle. The important mountain ranges are Yen mountain, Tao Dam mountain, Tad Roop Kai mountain and others. The park stretches from about 300 m to the Yen mountain, the highest peak at 1898 m above the sea level.
Mae Wong is situated in the Dawna Range, West of Thailand in Nakhon Sawan and Kamphaeng Phet provinces. The park is rugged and hilly with the highest peak Khao Mo Ko Chu at 1,964 m., one of highest in Thailand. It is one of the best places in Thailand for birdwatching, home to many rare birds.
Wat I Khang is a ruined 16th or 17th century temple in the Wiang Kum Kam archaeological complex near modern Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is named after the former prevalence of wild old world monkeys at the site prior to its excavation and restoration, which are known as khang in Thai.
Map of attractions in Kamphaeng Phet