Central Plaza Khon Kaenhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Khonkaen_Central_Plaza.png
is the capital and main town of Isaan region in northeastern Thailand. Once the centre of the poorest region of the country, Khon Kaen has developed rapidly in the last decade. Being the base for development projects in northeastern Thailand, Khon Kaen now has the biggest university in Isaan, its own television studios, modern hotels, and a number of new shopping centres.
Monument to Sarit Dhanarajata, a former Prime Minister of Thailand in Khon Kaenhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monument_of_Sarit_Dhanarajata,_Khon_Kaen_%282%29.jpg
The opening of the new terminal for Khon Kaen Airport in 2005 means that visitors can now travel more comfortably to reach the city.
To be honest, Khon Kaen lacks tourist attractions compared to more developed cities such as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. It does have a big shopping mall, the Central Plaza Khon Kaen, which opened in December, 2009. Also, you can find a few notesworthy Buddhist temples.
Travel to Khon Kaen
You can fly by Thai Airways to Khon Kaen three times a day. SGA Airlines also flies there from Chiang Mai. You can also take a bus to Khon Kaen, departing from the Mo Chit Bus Terminal, but it will be a very long journey.
Travel within Khon Kaen
There are numbered songthaews (passenger pick-up trucks) that take commuters places for ฿10 per person per ride. Otherwise you can hail a tuk tuk for about ฿50 to go anywhere. If you find a reliable and friendly tuk tuk driver, negotiate to use him for the whole day.
Silk Cottage, centre for Thai Silk in Chonnabot, Khon Kaen Provincehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thai_Silk_Cottage_in_Amphoe_Chonnabot.jpg
Places of Interest in Khon Kaen
- Bueng Khaen Nakhon Lake
Man-made lake with some restaurants by its side.
- Central Plaza Khon Kaen
Major shopping mall in the city.
- Fairy Plaza
- Khon Kaen National Museum
Museum displaying Ban Chiang artifacts and Dvaravati stalae, among others.
- Wat Nong Wang
Buddhist temple beside Bueng Khaen Nakhon Lake.
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