Khon Kaen

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.

Attractions in Khon Kaen

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Khon Kaen National Museum

Issan (or northeastern Thailand) was home to a number of ancient civilizations including those of the Ban Chiang, Dhavaravati, Lopburi and Khmer eras. Khon Kaen played an important role in the area’s history and today hosts the Khon Kaen National Museum – a key museum containing artifacts gathered from important archaeological sites in...


Phu Phan Kham National Park

Covering an area of 320 square kilometres and taking in parts of Nong Bua Lamphu and Khon Kaen provinces, Phu Phan Kham National Park is located in the Phu Phan Mountains encompassing two major ranges: Phu Khlao and Phu Phan Kham. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, monkeys and a few elephants and tigers. The mountains are...


Phu Wiang National Park

Phu Wiang is a 30,000 hectare site where the fossil remains of dinosaurs were found in 1981. The site became a national park in 1992 to protect the fossils for the national interest. To date, nine excavation sites have been dug which are spread over an area of around 20 kilometres. The sites are now open to the public and reveal dinosaur fossils...


Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club

An 18 holes Par 72 7,502 yard long golf course on over 500 rai (20 acres) land. Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club is truly an international standard championship golf course that challenges the able golfers to an experience beyond imagination. Be amazed by the natural beauty kept in its splendid condition minimize by chemicals but by being one with nature.


Chonnabot Silk District

Located 60 kilometres southeast of Khon Kaen, Chonnabot is famed for its world-renowned ‘Mudmee’ brand of Thai cotton and silk. The brand name comes from the unique process involved in producing the area’s silk and cotton – a method that involves tie dying the fabric strands before they are woven. The whole town is involved...

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