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Soak Up Grandeur

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There are impressive archaeological sites in nearby Kamphaeng Phet, an ancient fortified city along the Ping River, just 30 miles away from our base camp.

In addition to a sprawling temple complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many other ruins scattered throughout the area that beg exploration.


Here you won't encounter any chained off areas or guards with whistles. Within reason and with proper respect, you can climb around anywhere. Kids and kids at heart are in heaven here!

There's a comprehensive national museum with many excellent displays and dioramas to help bring the diverse history and culture of Kamphaeng Phet to life in one place.  You'll see everything from prehistoric glass beads and votive tablets to traditional costumes and banana festival floats.  

Next to the museum is a magnificent replica of a traditional teak stilt house, built without a single nail.  It surpasses even the famous Jim Thompson house in Bangkok with it's craftsmanship and design.

There's so much to see you may just have to come back every year like King Rama V.

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