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Khon Kaen

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  • Phra That Kaen Nakhon
    4.5 stars

    Centrepiece of Wat Nong Waeng, the 80-metre-high Phra That Kaen Nakhon stands as a museum, repository for Buddhist relics, scripture library, meditation hall, viewpoint and symbol of Khon Kaen. If you only have time to visit one attraction in the city, th ... read more

  • Bueng Kaen Nakhon Lake
    4 stars

    Stretching in the oldest part of Khon Kaen and drawing plenty of exercisers when it’s not too hot, Bueng Kaen Nakhon Lake provides some welcome peace and quiet in a busy city. Still, a stroll around the calm waters makes for a nice escape from the traffic of the city's streets, and the benches ... read more

  • Phu Wiang National Park and the Dinosaur Museum
    4 stars

    Dinosaurs are everywhere in Khon Kaen. Those seen today are usually made of concrete with toothy grins, but millions of years ago, actual dinosaurs trudged over this very land. Complimented by a comprehensive Dinosaur Museum, several excavation sites can ... read more

  • Khon Kaen Hall of Culture and Heritage
    3 stars

    Occupying a dim underground space beneath the amphitheatre near Bueng Kaen Nakhon Lake’s northern bank, the Khon Kaen Hall of Culture and Heritage provides a window into the area’s history and eclectic cultural makeup. Though it lacks the solid collection of artefacts found at the National ... read more

  • Khon Kaen National Museum
    3 stars

    Situated to the north of town within walking distance of the university, the Khon Kaen National Museum displays a fairly extensive collection of antiques and ancient artefacts found in the region. Highlights include a roughly 3,000-year-old human skeleton and tools unearthed at the Ban Chiang ... read more

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