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Kamphaeng Phet

Kamphaeng Phet


Kamphaeng Phet is one of the provinces of Thailand, located in the north of the country. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan and Tak.

The word Kamphaeng means Wall, and the word Phet from Sanskrit Vajra meaning diamond (or weapon of Indra). Hence the name of the province literally means Diamond Wall.

The main river of the province is the Ping, one of the sources of the Chao Phraya river. River flats make up much of the east of the province, while the west is mostly mountains covered with forests.

One of the most well-known products of the province is banana. Banana festivals take place in the province every year, to thank the gods for the harvest.

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Kamphaeng Phet.jpg