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    Jardine's short stay in Kamphaeng Phet

    We had to go to BKK on business this week and we decided to drive. Didn't fancy the whole journey in one day so we split it up. On the way back we spent the night and following morning in Khampeng Phet. Khampeng Phet is a small town north of Nakorn Sawan. It was once an outpost of the Sukhothai kingdom and has some nice ruins. Well worth a short stop if your passing.



    Wat Phra Si lriyabot. 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.



    The old town walls still stand and this is where Kamphaeng Phet get's its name from meaning Diamond Wall. There are a couple of old temples inside the walls be we spent most of our short stay at a temple complex just to the North of the old town. Below is Wat Singha


    The nice lady who sold us our tickets for the site ( 40 baht each ) said that the temple below was the most interesting.


    Wat Chang Rop as it is known has 68 elephant statues around it and a collapsed chedi in the centre.


    We only saw a couple of people the whole time we were looking at the temples. The whole area has a very peaceful and chilled atmosphere.



    We stayed at the Phet Hotel which was fine at 700 baht per night. We later saw the Riverview which looked nicer. We had dinner there which was pretty good. If we been more active there looked to be some nice spots to eat on the far side of the river.

    Here is a link to Khamphaeng Phet on google maps

    kamphaeng phet - Google Maps

    All in all a good place to stop if your passing or in the area but I wouldn't go out of your way.

    Douglas



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    Nice pics Douglas.
    I forgot to mention that Kampheng Phet would be a nice place for a stopover when we were talking last week.
    Much nicer than Nakhon Sawan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Much nicer that Nakhon Sawan.
    That place really went downhill after they let the Welsh in...

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    The scales aren't working on this thread, I can neither add to Jardine's reputation nor remove from marmite's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    The scales aren't working on this thread, I can neither add to Jardine's reputation nor remove from marmite's.
    I think you'll find they are working very well.

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    I've greened Jardine for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I think you'll find they are working very well
    They do seem to be, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    I've greened Jardine for you.
    cheers lom.
    I managed to do the dirty on the English bastard, but still can't green the Welsh fella.

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    Me too, but I think I messed up with CMN.

    That's not very nice!

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    Nice pics Jardine. What nice lady did you give 40 baht to? I didnt pay to go in. I also stayed at the Phet Hotel. I enjoyed that very much since I am still dating the secretary that i met there but she is no longer working for the hotel. When I am there next month I will try the Riverview and hopefully I will have a river view. There was a small restaurant on the bank of the river just over the bridge (directly across from the swimming pool and stadium). The food was excellent and very cheap. Sorry that I dont know the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieman108 View Post
    Nice pics Jardine. What nice lady did you give 40 baht to? I didnt pay to go in. I also stayed at the Phet Hotel. I enjoyed that very much since I am still dating the secretary that i met there but she is no longer working for the hotel. When I am there next month I will try the Riverview and hopefully I will have a river view. There was a small restaurant on the bank of the river just over the bridge (directly across from the swimming pool and stadium). The food was excellent and very cheap. Sorry that I dont know the name.
    There was a barrier and everything when we got to the park entrance in the section just out of town on the road going North. Maybe it's new they looked like they were adding such things down at the section inside the walls closer to town.

    As for the Riverview Hotel and its view, it is about 50m (50yard) back from the river and although theres not much between it and the river if you really want a river view you might be a touch disappointed.

    Those Restuarants on the other side of the river looked like they would be good.

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    Do you have a map to show us where excately this place is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine View Post

    Here is a link to Khamphaeng Phet on google maps

    kamphaeng phet - Google Maps

    Or if you prefer

    Map of , 17626 | Multimap.com

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    Cheers Jardine

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieman108
    I enjoyed that very much since I am still dating the secretary that i met there but she is no longer working for the hotel
    so is half of TD in your absence...but nice of you to keep sending her money, cause it lets her pay when we go out for dindins...





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