On a Lark, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Wat Phra Kaeo

Various poses at Wat Phra Kaeo.

Standing,

squatting,

leaning,

Wat Avasa Yai

and leaping all around Kamphaeng Phet.

Kamphaeng Phet was a garrison town to protect first, the Sukhothai Kingdom, then later, Ayutthaya. The ruins are now a small but charming archaeological park with about 40 to 50 wats. While I saw most of them in passing, and walked to about a dozen, the ones pictured above include Phra Kaeo, Chang Gate Fortress, Singha, Pekaram, and Avasa Yai. As considerably less restoration takes place here, all that remains at some sites are just the brick and laterite cores.

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