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Kamphaeng Phet Province


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Kamphaeng Phet (Thai กำแพงเพชร) is one of the provinces (changwat) of Thailand, located in the north of the country.


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.


Kamphaeng Phet already was a royal city in the Sukhothai kingdom in the 14th century, then known under its old name Chakangrao. It formed an important part of the defence system of the kingdom, as well as later of the Ayutthaya kingdom.


The provincial seal shows the city walls, as the city name means diamond wall. Provincial tree is Acasia catechu, provincial flower the Bullet Wood (Mimusops elengi).


The province is subdivided in 9 districts (Amphoe) and two minor districts (King Amphoe). These are further subdivided into 78 communes (tambon) and 823 villages (mubaan).


Extracted from Wikipedia: Kamphaeng Phet Province

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