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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 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 Horse Racing Track Khon Kaen Horse Racing Track - Located on Mittraphrap Road between Lotus and Makro, there is horse racing almost every weekend.
Buddha Statue 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) excavation sites.

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 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.
Chinese Temple in Khon Kaen Wat Jien Bung Kaen Nakhon - is located on the east side of Bung Kaen Nakhon Lake.  This temple is very popular on Chinese holidays.
Nongwang Temple 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.
Wutharam 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.

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