Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen Overview

Historically, Khon Kaen is quite a new town, established a little over two centuries ago during the reign of King Rama I. But prehistorically, this town on the plateau has involved various natural phenomena and cultures. People in various cultures then occupied the plateau during the pre-historical period until the ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century. These cultures, traditions, and historical sites have all contributed to shaping the Thai people and Thailand. Geographically, Khon Kaen plays an important role as the centre of the Northeast region. Furthermore, the province, thanks to Khon Kaen University, is a major hub of education and technology. A major source of local wisdom in silk production is in Amphoe Chonnabot where excellent Mudmee silk is delicately woven by hand using the tie-dye technique.

Get In

  • By plane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC)
  • By train
  • By bus
  • By car

Get around

  • By songthaew
  • By tuk tuk
  • By taxi
  • By van

See & Do

  • Art and Cultural Centre
  • Bueng Kaen Nakhon lake
  • City Pillar Shrine
  • Khon Kaen National Museum
  • Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum
  • Khon Kaen University
  • Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon (or The 9-storey stupa)
  • Sim Isan (Wat Pa Saeng Arun)
  • Treasure Hall
  • Wat Chai Si and its Murals
  • Phu Kradung mountain
  • Dino Water Park
  • Walking Street
  • Ton Tann Green Market
  • Non Muang Ancient town
  • King Cobra Village
  • Benjaporn Vineyard
  • Tortoise Village

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