How to write this city correctly in Russian, I still do not know, whether Kampheng Phet, or Kampeng Pet, and to pronounce it correctly is not realistic at all. How many times did not try, the Thais only understood from the tenth time, where I needed a ticket, I had to explain on my fingers and show the map.
Since this city is not particularly known among Russian travelers, there is almost no information about it on the Russian Internet. There is in English, you need to search according to the words of Kamphaeng Phet. So, I was getting from Bangkok, so I will tell you how to do it from Bangkok. Although, of course, you can get from any city, just with transfers, the main thing is to get to Pitsanulok first. But, from large cities, there may be direct routes or through.
The content of the article
- one Kampeng Pet town
- 2 What to see in Kampeng Pet
- 3 How to get to Kampeng Pet
- 4 Where to stop and the difficulties of communication
Kampeng Pet town
The city is actually big, but at first it doesn't seem that way. There are several markets, Big C, a park near the river. The only problem for us travelers is the almost complete absence of English-speaking Thais, although in the cafe there are menus in English, or usually they call someone who knows a few words in English. The prices for food are still reasonable, especially if you order Thai food, such as Pad Taya.
What I didn't like here was the large number of dogs. I have never seen such a thing in Tae, some of them are evil, though only late in the evening, because during the day they sleep somewhere and they are not visible. Although they are not in the whole city, but only on some streets.
The easiest way to navigate the city is from the roundabout, which is located immediately after crossing the bridge over the river, if you go from the bus station. Next to it is the European cafe Coffee Today, only there is really nothing but cakes and coffee, the prices are relatively high, but there is free wifi.
What to see in Kampeng Pet
- Kampeng Pet Historical Park
- Khong Lan National Park
- National Park Khlong Wang Chao National Park and neighboring ones. I haven’t been there, so I can’t say anything..
- Hot Springs just not worth watching, only if you like to take hot baths.
How to get to Kampeng Pet
Buses to Kampeng Pet run from the Mo Chit Bus Terminal (North Bus Terminal). The cost of a bus ticket from Bangkok to Nakhon Sawan is 160 baht, and to Kampeng Pet ~ 200 baht. Travel time 5-6 hours (to Nakhon Sawan 4-5 hours). From Nakhon Sawan there are also minibuses every half an hour or an hour to Kampeng Pet for 100 baht, they go quickly, about 1.5 hours.
I mentioned Nakhon Sawan here for a reason. I had to go through it, because I didn’t go in the morning, but in the middle of the day (buses to Kampeng Pet run less often), and I didn’t want to go in the evening. So I took a bus to Nakhon Sawan and decided to spend the night on the way. If you suddenly go the same way, then here is my article to help Nakhon Sawan city or where to stop on the way to Kampeng Pet.
Travel by songthaew in Kampeng Pet - 20 baht.
Where to stop and the difficulties of communication
My principle of walking and looking for what I need eventually worked this time too, hurray! Although the difficulties began at the bus station, when it was necessary to somehow get to the city center. No one speaks English, not even at the bus station in the window with the proud English inscription Information. The tuktukers themselves do not jump, apparently they are afraid of communication.
Walked around 3 hotels and eventually found very nice but thai hotel and cheap at the same time. Then he continued to walk and came across a French woman who casually mentioned about the guesthouse, where she was staying, and where they speak English. It's good that I guessed to photograph the map in her hands, and then using this photograph, google map and my deduction, I figured out where this guest house is. Then I walked into it. And, oh praise to all the gods, I learned everything I need about the historical park and the national park. It also turned out to be decent housing, colorful and backpacker, as well as bike and bicycle rentals. Guest is called Three j guesthouse.
Hotels in Kampheng Pet can be searched also on RoomGuru, there you can immediately see all hotels in all databases of existing booking systems. This is relevant, because there are very few hotels here, and there are some in one database, some in another, you get tired of looking.