Ancient City of Kamphaeng Saen

This is an ancient town that is worth visiting.  It is located at Mu 5, Tambon Thung Kwang.  The ancient town dates back to the Dvaravati period and is believed be as old as Muang Nakhon Chaisi, but is smaller in size.  Situated 24 Kms. north of Nakhon Pathom town on Malaiman road, it can be reached by car.  At present, it is used as a Boy Scout’s camp.  The old town is believed to have been constructed by Nakhon Chaisi’s former rulers to control a trading route along canals and rivers to promote the town into a seaport-trading centre.  The development as well as the deterioration of the two towns must have been almost at the same time.  The interesting attractions of Ancient City of Kamphaeng Saen include unchanged ditches and earth dikes surrounding the ditches.  Within the Ancient City area, there are small earthern mounds, ponds, and large trees that are homes to various kinds of birds.

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