KAMPHAENG PHET and PHITSANULOK: two (un)necessary detours

Actually, I’d visited Kamphaeng Phet and Phitsanulok for different reasons: The first – although metaphorically as well as geographically a bit off the beaten tracks – is a nice break from the large tourist crowds. Although there is a wonderful archeologic site hidden in what seems to be a bewitched forest, most visitors skip Kamphaeng Phet altogether.


Archeological Park at the center of Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

At Kamphaeng Phet, you even don’t have to go to the archeological park – there are majestic ruins to be admired right in the center of the city!


Phitsanulok cannot be avoided when travelling from Sukhothai up north by train. But it’s totally okay to keep this phitstop rather brief.


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