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Khon Kaen -
The cultural hub of Thailand

Do not come between January & May,
Agricultural burning makes the area hard to see, also the air quality is extremely hazardous.

Khon Kaen


Khon Kaen is not a typical tourist destination, but it offers some attractions and activities that can make your visit enjoyable. You can explore the local culture, history, and cuisine at the museums, temples, and markets. You can also relax at the parks, lakes, and spas. Khon Kaen is a pleasant place to stay if you are looking for a different perspective on Thailand

Nong Waeng Temple

A Buddhist temple. It is famous for its nine-story stupa, which houses relics of the Buddha and offers a panoramic view of the city. The temple also features a museum, a library, and a meditation hall. The temple was built in 1979 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Khon Kaen. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the province and a symbol of the local culture and history.


The Khon Kaen's lake

Next to Nong Waeng Temple, is not just a tourist attraction, but also a relaxing spot to enjoy nature. You can stroll, bike around the lake, or try the pedal boats for fun on the water. There is also a small park where you can rent bicycles and tandems.

There are many lakes in Khon Kaen and lots of nice restaurants around them.

Khon Kaen lake

Wat Pa Thamma Utthayan

is a unique attraction that combines religious elements, recreational facilities and wildlife. You can admire the impressive statues and structures that represent Buddhist teachings, you can interact with some of the animals that live there too. The place is very spacious and requires a lot of walking, so be prepared with comfortable shoes and water. You can easily spend half a day exploring the different areas and learning about the culture and history of this place.

Wat Thung Setthi

Maha Rattana Chedi Si Tri Lokkathat (Wat Thung Setthi) (มหารัตนเจดีย์ศรีไตรโลกธาตุ) (วัดทุ่งเศรษฐี). This stupa symbolizes the harmony of the three realms: heaven, earth, and hell. Inside the stupa, you can admire the beautiful Buddha image, Phra Ong Dam, and test your Dhamma knowledge in a puzzle room. You can also learn about the three sacred pagodas of the three realms: Chedi Chula Mani in heaven, Naga Chedi in hell, and Maha Rattana Chedi Si Tri Lokkathat on earth. It's said that if you worship this stupa, you'll get the blessings of all three pagodas.

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If you want to learn more about Thai culture and religion, you should visit some of the temples in Khon Kaen. There are over 20 temples in the city, each with its own history and architecture. You can admire the beautiful Buddha statues, colourful murals, and intricate carvings. Some of the most famous temples are Wat Nong Wang, Wat Thung Setthi, and Wat Phra That Kham Kaen. You will be amazed by the diversity and richness of the temple culture in Khon Kaen.

King Cobra Village (หมู่บ้านงูจงอาง)

In Ban Khok Sa-nga. You can see amazing snake shows where people dance and box with king cobras. Some of the performers are very famous. You can also go to Wat Si Thamma, where the King Cobra Club of Thailand has a snake show and a snake museum. The show is open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also watch other snake shows by the villagers on the way.

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Phu Pha Man National Park

A limestone mountain range with a cliff that drops down like a huge curtain. The forestland is rich with evergreen and mixed forests, which create a cool atmosphere almost all year round. Some attractions nearby include Tham Khang Khao, Tham Phu Ta Lo, Tham Phra, Namtok Tat Fa, etc.

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The Dinosaur Museum (ศูนย์ศึกษาวิจัย และ พิพิธภัณฑ์ไดโนเสาร์ภูเวียง)

This is a research and study centre that provides knowledge on geology to the public. The museum’s building is divided into 3 zones: service, education and exhibition zones. The exhibition zone showcases the origin of the universe, rocks, minerals, fossils, and models of dinosaurs.


If you are looking for a place to visit and relax in a beautiful garden setting, you might want to check out Ton Tan Market (ตลาดต้นตาล). It is a new tourist attraction that offers a variety of shops, food stalls, and entertainment options. You can enjoy the fresh air and the green scenery on more than 40 rai of land. There is also plenty of parking space for over 1,500 cars. The market is open every day from 4.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

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Isaan food is a delicious cuisine that uses a lot of herbs, spices, and fermented stuff to make the dishes more flavorful and last longer. It's really hot and humid in Isaan, so they have to preserve their food somehow. You can find a lot of Isaan food stalls in Bangkok, where people love to eat it. The best way to enjoy Isaan food is with sticky rice and some fresh veggies like cabbage, basil, and long beans. It's a simple but satisfying meal that you should try!

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Welcome to the city of Khon Kaen - the cultural hub of Thailand. You Know is your go-to guide for exploring the best experiences this city has to offer. From exciting activities to convenient transportation options, cosy hotels, and unforgettable tours, we have got you covered. Planning your Khon Kaen adventure has never been easier - immerse yourself in the richness of Thai culture and discover all that this vibrant city has to offer. Your unforgettable journey starts here.


Above the Clouds

From Bangkok to Khon Kaen, you have different options to choose from.

You can fly, take a bus, a train or a taxi.


Flying is the quickest way. It only takes an hour to get there by plane from Bangkok.

Taxis from airport

Taking a bus is the cheapest option, but it takes a long time. You have to sit on the bus for more than 11 hours. A train is a good compromise between price and speed.

Taxi or private car - Taxi or private cars can be hired for a more comfortable and convenient journey but can be more expensive than the other options.

To explore your choices and book your tickets online, simply use the Asian Public Transport link below.



Central Khon Kaen has the best hotels, restaurants, and shops alongside top attractions.

Khao Suan Kwang: This area is located just north of Central Khon Kaen and is home to luxury hotels and resorts. It is also close to many of the city’s top attractions, including the Khao Suan Kwang Zoo and the Khao Suan Kwang Waterfall.

Nai Mueang is perfect for budget-friendly accommodation and is close to museums and night bazaars.


Khon Kaen University is suitable for those looking for budget-friendly hotels

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Are you searching for a unique way to experience Khon Kaen? If so, you might want to consider exploring the short-term rental options available. These rentals include traditional Thai houses that offer an opportunity to live like a local and immerse yourself in the culture of Khon Kaen. By staying in one of these rentals, you can make your visit even more memorable. To explore the available options, simply fill out the form below.


Deep jungles of North Thailand


Lop Buri

Nakhon Sawan - Bang Mun Nak



Lampang - Chao Son

Chiang Mai

Driving option: Khao Yai

If you are looking for a memorable and enriching travel experience, you might want to consider customising your own tour to the north of Thailand. This tour will take you on a fascinating journey through the historical and natural wonders of central Thailand, before ending in the lively city of Chiang Mai.

You will begin your tour in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam, where you will marvel at the ancient ruins of temples, palaces, and monasteries that testify to the glory of the past. Then, you will travel to Lop Buri, a city with a unique Khmer-style temple and monkeys that live among the locals.

From Lop Buri, you will head to Nakhon Sawan and visit Bang Mun Nak, a town that preserves the traditional wooden architecture and culture of Thailand. You will enjoy the authentic Thai cuisine and hospitality as you explore this quaint town.

Your next destination is Phitsanulok, the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great, one of the most revered monarchs in Thai history. You will visit Wat Maha That, a temple that houses one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand. Then, you will continue to Sukhothai, the first kingdom of Siam, where you will admire the beautiful ruins of the Sukhothai Historical Park.

After Sukhothai, you will visit Lampang, a town known for its exquisite ceramics and rich heritage. You will learn about the history and culture of this region and see how the locals make their pottery.

Your tour will conclude in Chiang Mai, the cultural capital of northern Thailand. You will explore the vibrant city and its historic temples, as well as enjoy the nightlife and shopping options.

This tour is a perfect way to experience the diversity and beauty of central and northern Thailand. You will discover the amazing history, culture, and nature of this region and create unforgettable memories.


White Room

Nakhon Ratchasima

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