Khon Kaen Province
is one of the provinces on the Northeastern Region of Thailand. It is bordered by Nong Bua Lamphu Province
to the north, Udon Thani Province
to the northeast, Kalasin
and Maha Sarakham
provinces to the east, Buriram Province
to the southeast, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
to the south, Chaiyaphum Province
to the west, and Phetchabun
provinces to the northwest.
Located in the Khorat Plateau, Khon Kaen Province covers 10,886 sq km (4,203 sq mi) and has a population of 1.76 million people (2012 estimate). It ranks 15th and 4th in terms of size and population respectively. The provincial capital is the town of Khon Kaen.
Khon Kaen Province is divided into 26 districts or amphoe
. They are Mueang Khon Kaen (Khon Kaen Town), 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, Sam Sung, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Ban Haet, Non Sila and Wiang Kao. There are three minor districts being planned, namely Phu Kham Noi, Nong Kae and Non Hin.
Places of Interest in Khon Kaen Province
- Art and Cultural Centre
- Bueng Kaen Nakhon
- City Pillar Shrine
- Khon Kaen National Museum
- Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon
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