Photo: A Khon Kaen storefront.

Things to see and do

Phra That Kaen Nakhon
Between Klang Mueang Rd and Rop Bung Rd, west of the lake.

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, this should be ... Read more about Phra That Kaen Nakhon .

Bueng Kaen Nakhon Lake

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. The lake spans nearly 100 hectares of calm water, almost entirely surrounded by tree-lined parks, restaurants, shrines and a few important ... Read more about Bueng Kaen Nakhon Lake .

Phu Wiang National Park and the Dinosaur Museum
80km northwest of Khon Kaen
T: (043) 358 073

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 be visited in Phu Wiang National ... Read more about Phu Wiang National Park and the Dinosaur Museum .

Khon Kaen Hall of Culture and Heritage
Rop Rueng Road
T: (043) 271 173

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 Museum, you’ll probably learn more here. The most interesting exhibits display life-size figures ... Read more about Khon Kaen Hall of Culture and Heritage .

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Lang Sun Ratchakan Road
T: (043) 236 741

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 archaeological site in Udon Thani; delicately carved stone boundary markers crafted around 1,000 ... Read more about Khon Kaen National Museum .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Khon Kaen? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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