Geographically located in the Lower North on the bank of the
Ping River, Kamphaeng Phet is 358 kilometres from Bangkok. To its East are
riverine flatlands while the western areas are made up of high mountains lush
with fertile forests where a number of national parks have been established.
Areas along the river bank at present-day Mueang district used to host several
ancient towns which had played a major role as strategic front-line frontiers
since Sukhothai was the kingdom's capital down through the times of Ayutthaya
and early Rattanakosin (Bangkok) eras. In fact, the name Kamphaeng Phet actually
means as strong as walls or forts make of diamonds.
Kamphaeng Phet covers an area of 8,607 square kilometres. It
is divided administratively into 9 districts, namely, Mueang Kampheang Phet,
Phran Kratai, Khlong Khlung, Khanu Woralaksauri, Sai Ngam, Lan Krabue, Khlong
Lan, Sai Thong Watthana and Pang Sila Thong and 2 sub-districts, Bueng Samakkhi
and Kosamphi Nakhon.
travel information for kamphaengphet
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan via
Ayutthaya, Ang Thong and Sing Buri and then proceed along Highway No. 1 to
Kamphaeng Phet, a total distance of 358 kilometres.
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave
Bangkok's Mochit 2 Bus Terminal every day. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit
Distances from Amphoe Mueang to
Sai Thong Phatthana
Pang Sila Thong
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