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What places to visit in Khon Kaen?

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What to see in Khon Kaen

In the Khon Kaen city itself, the place to absolutly visit is Wat Nong Wang and maybe the shores of the lake (you can rent bikes) but otherwise despite some other temples and an interesting museum,there is not much to visit in Khon Kaen. By cons outside the town, there are several interesting places more or less far. The best known is probably the Phu Wiang National Park 60 km from the city. But there are also ruins of Khmer temples, beautiful temples with sims (small halls decorated with murals inside and outside). There is also a zoo and the dinosaurs park that your children will probably enjoy a lot.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Khon Kaen or from Khon Kaen. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Khon Kaen

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Wat Nong Wang

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It is the emblematic temple of Khon Kaen. Coming here without seeing it, it is not coming in Khon Kaen! Just across the lake, it is a building with 9 floors, all with a balcony that offers such beautiful views of the city.
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Other nice places to visit in Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen's lake (Bueng Khan Nakhon lake)

Khon Kaen's lake (Bueng Khan Nakhon lake)

starstarstar 100 hectares lake, you can walk or ride bicycles around. The lake is also close to the most interesting temples in Khon Kaen.
Wat That

Wat That

starstarstar This small temple has a small chedi charming both externally and internally. It is at near Khon Kaen's lake and about ten minutes walk from Wat Nong Wang.
Wat Pho Non Than

Wat Pho Non Than

starstar This temple may be interest some visitors thanks to the curious exterior walls of one of its buildings. They are covered with plaster sculptures of animals and natural.

Tours in Khon Kaen and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

explore the wonderful sights of khon kaen

Explore the Wonderful Sights of Khon Kaen

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Visit the most unmissable temples of Khon Kaen and relax on the river beach and near a dam to refresh and eat.

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Sala Kaew Ku

sala kaew ku

a park with huge amazing cement sculptures. Mix of Buddhism and Hinduism figures and character from its creator's dreams, the aprk houses dozens of statues. The biggest are over 20 meters high....


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Sticky Waterfall (Bua Thong waterfall)

sticky waterfall  (bua thong waterfall)

The Bua Thong waterfall, a 1-hour drive from Chiang Mai city is nicknamed Sticky Waterfall because of its naturally gripping coating which allows you to climb it by its bed very easily. That's also...


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Amphawa Floating Market

amphawa floating market

It is the main reason why visitors here come from Bangkok. It takes place from Friday to Sunday at noon and is particularly interesting to see at night. At night is also the famous fireflies visit.


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Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri

wat phra that suthon mongkhon khiri

This temple is certainly recent but does not lack interest. For its large reclining Buddha with impressive feet obviously but not only. Its architecture mixes Lanna and Burmese styles and has many...


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