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Travel Guide

Khon Kaen in North-eastern Thailand


Khon Kaen is the commercial and political centre of north-eastern Thailand. The province is highly regarded for the superior quality silk and materials it produces and it is an extremely important area from a historical perspective. Khon Kaen has been home to a number of civilizations and centre of archaeological digs which have unearthed numerous treasures from bygone eras now stored or on display at Khon Kaen's museums. The digs have also unearthed evidence of the province's pre-history with the highest number of dinosaur fossils found in Thailand in this area. These days Khon Kaen is also famous for being the home of tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan and Thailand's 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winning boxer, Somluck Kamsing. Both Laos and Vietnam have consulates in Khon Kaen city where visa applications are processed, and the city also boasts the largest university in 'Isaan' - Khon Kaen University.

"Must see" in Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen National Museum
Issan (or northeastern Thailand) was home to a number of ancient civilizations including those of the... read more

Phu Phan Kham National Park
Covering an area of 320 square kilometres and taking in parts of Nong Bua Lamphu and Khon Kaen provinces,... read more

Phu Wiang National Park
Phu Wiang is a 30,000 hectare site where the fossil remains of dinosaurs were found in 1981. The site... read more

  Top Hotels in Khon Kaen

The Cotton Apartment & Resort
The Cotton Apartment & Resort
Supanniga Home
Supanniga Home
Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid Hotel
Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid Hotel
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Top Restaurants in Khon Kaen

Tycoon Chinese Restaurant
Address: Charoen Thani Princess, Khon Kaen  260 Srichan Road, Naimuang District  Khon Kaen  40000
Tel: (043) 220-400-14

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"Worth seeing" in Khon Kaen

Chonnabot Silk District
Located 60 kilometres southeast of Khon Kaen, Chonnabot is famed for its world-renowned 'Mudmee' brand... read more

Dok Khoon Siang Khaen Flower Festival
12-15 April The Dok Khoon Siang Khaen Flower Festival takes place every year at Bung Kaen Nakhon in... read more

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