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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

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There are air-conditioned buses operated by The Transport Company Limited and by private bus companies from Bangkok to Khon Kaen departing from Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road every day. Travel time takes around 7 hours. For more information, call The Transport Company Limited call center 1490 or www.transport.co.th

Online bus ticket booking is now available at www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com

The Northeastern Line departs from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Khon Kaen every day. Rapid trains and express trains are available on this route. Travel time takes around 8-9 hours. For more information, call the State Railway of Thailand 24-hour call center 1690 or visit the website www.railway.co.th . Online train ticket booking is now available at https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

 

Multiple airlines operate several direct flights Bangkok-Khon Kaen every day. Flight time is around 1 hour.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.

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Khon Kaen is one of the large major provinces in Northeastern Thailand. The province has an airport with several direct flights from Bangkok and a vast variety of accommodations is available for different need and budget. With these well-developed infrastructure and facilities, Khon Kaen has been promoted to be one of the major tourist cities of Thailand.

Khon Kaen is divided into 20 districts and 5 minor districts; Mueang Khon Kaen, Ban Fang, Phra Yuen, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Si Chomphu, Nam Phong, Ubolratana, Kranuan, Ban Phai, Pueai Noi, Phon, Waeng Yai, Waeng Noi, Nong Song Hong, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Chonnabot, Khao Suan Kwang, Phu Pha Man. Minor districts include Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, amd Non Sila

Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and is well known for the high quality silk that is produced in the province. Located in the heart of Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest growing areas in Thailand. The Thai government nominated Khon Kaen as the export center for trade throughout the Indo-China Region and both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen to process visa applications. Khon Kaen also contains the largest university in the northeast, Khon Kaen University, a major center of education and technology.

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 been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world. Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region. People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.

A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is in Amphoe Chonnabot, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels, and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number of spectacular national parks.


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the North East, and a busy airport.

In addition to containing some fascinating historical and archaeological sites, Khon Kaen is also an excellent place to watch the production of Mudmee Silk or participate in outdoor activities within one of its several animal reserves or national parks.

Khon Kaen offers diverse ranges of hotels, resorts and guesthouses.  At Ubon Ratana Dam, tourists can rent and stay at the dam lodging houses owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand).

Some national parks also provide camping sites with cabins and tents available for rent for nature lovers and those who want to discover the pleasures of camping holiday.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park  There are pre-historical traces of cave paintings and carvings including  footprints of dinosaurs.

Phu Wiang National Park This national park is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils and footprints. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also other pre-historic traces such as skeletons of ancient men, various tools in bronze and cave paintings. Another ancient artwork is the reclining Buddha image carving on the cliff from Dhavaravadhi period.

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum features an exhibition of the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area and reproduced figures of animals.

Nam Phong National Park There are viewpoints in the park namely Hin Chang Si and Pha Sawan where visitors can witness an overlooking beautiful scenic view of the Ubolratana Dam.

Phrathat Kham Kaen is Khon Kaen’s principal sacred place of worship, located in Chetiyaphum temple.

Nong Wang Temple is a royal temple that is a location of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the famous nine storey chedi. 

Ubol Ratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the Northeast. Visitors can take boat trips to enjoy the magnificent view on the lake.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon is a large lake surrounding by green shady park and many restaurants around the lake which makes it a popular place for recreation for the city people. From this point, visitors can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon.

Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park features a 10-metre high waterfall named Namtok Tat Ton

Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Bang Saen II or known as Khon Kaen’s freshwater sea is a part of the lake over Ubolratana Dam. There are various water sports that tourists can enjoy such as banana boats and jet skis.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham has a huge white Buddha image located on the hillside of Phu Phan Kham Mountain.

Prasat Pueai Noi was built as a Hindu sanctuary dated back 800 years ago. It is the largest and still most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen. The lintel is engraved of the Narayana laying on the Naka which is still in the complete condition as the body of the pagoda.

King Cobra Village is located at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun Sub-district of Nam Phong District. It is famous because every house has king cobras as their pets.  The main highlight of this place is the thrilling king cobra show. 

Khon Kaen has numerous interesting attractions to welcome visitors with any interest from natural attractions, historical attractions to cultural attractions. For families with kids, a trip to the Si Wiang Dinosaur Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will definitely bring you a good entertaining time. Don’t miss to visit and pay respect to Phrathat Kham Kaen, Khon Kaen's main historical site. Nature trailing in the Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park and Phu Wiang National Park national park is also a very interesting activity since tourists can also enjoy historical attractions such as cave paintings and carvings. Visiting the Ubol Ratana Dam is a good choice for those who prefer a more leisure laid-back trip by taking a boat trip to view the magnificent scenery around the area. 

There are several street eateries and night markets which are good places to try out many different kinds of Thai dishes and local foods. 

There are plenty of souvenir shops around major tourist attractions that sell most of famous local products. Don’t miss to buy some of local handmade handicrafts and local agricultural produce. Some interesting places for shopping are;

Khon Kaen Walking Street is held on every Saturday from 05.00 PM – Midnight. Tourists can find a number of stalls selling local handmade products, local handicrafts and textiles and a lot of creative products. You can find and try many different kinds delicious food here such as Thai dessert, local food, and so on.

Kam Hai Laeng Market is a night local market with numerous stalls along both sides of the street selling local dishes and local agricultural products. The market opens daily from 04.30 PM – 08.00 PM.

Ton Tann Market is an upscale outdoor market that has the combinations of a mall and a market. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and cafes and open space for street performance. The market opens daily from 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM.