Bung Kaen Nakhon - Located in the southern region of the city, this lake is
a popular entertainment area with numerous restaraunts and other entertainment.
Chonnabot Silk District - 60 km southwest from Khon Kaen, an area famous for
its silk, it also hosts a Thai Silk Exhibition Hall.
Khon Kaen National Museum - Located on the northside of the city, open daily, this regional museum contains artifacts from the Ban Chiang and Fa Daet Song Yang (Kalasin)
Khon Kaen University- Located just outside the northern part of the city, this is the largest university in
northeast Thailand. To go to the Computer Engineering Department just click the link.
Pha Nok Khao - 125 km west of Khon Kaen, this unique mountain extends into
Loei Province and provides a scenic view of the surrounding country side.
Phra That Kham Kaen - 30 km northeast of Khon Kaen, this pagoda was built
as the legend goes after two revered monks spent the night there and noticed a dead tree, upon there return
later the tamarind tree had flowered. The pagoda was built over this hardwood log (kham kaen) and the city's
(Khon Kaen) name evolved from this.
Phu Kao - Phu Phan Kham
National Park - 56 km northwest of Khon Kaen, this national park offers guesthouses, trekking, and camping.
Phu Wiang National Park - 90 km northwest of Khon Kaen, the park has
a scenic view of the surrounding mountains, the valley, caves, and waterfalls. The park contains several
archaeological sites and dinosaur fossils.
Tortoise Village - 50 km south of Khon Kaen in Mancha Khiri District,
approximately 2,000 tortoises reside in the main 4 rai Shrine and the surrounding area. Most villagers
do not have walls or fences to impede the touroises daily ritual of scavenging for food.
||Ubolrat Dam - 50 km northwest of Khon Kaen,
this is the largest dam in the northeast. The east side has the golf course and the west side has a swimming area.
||Wat Jien Bung Kaen Nakhon
- is located on the east side of Bung Kaen Nakhon Lake. This temple is very popular on Chinese holidays.
Wat Nongwang - is located south of the city on
Klangmuang Road. A good view of Khon Kaen city and Bung Kaen Nakhon Lake can be seen from the
balconies surrounding the outside of the Temple.|
||Wat Wutharam - is located on Darun Samran Road just
south of the train station. Many people as part of there merit making buy fish at the local market and
set them free in the small lake. |