Destination: Khon Kaen, Thailand
Located in its namesake province, the colourful city of Khon Kaen is an attractive tourist destination with so much to recommend it, whether you are interested in art, culture or ancient history.
Top Things to See and Do in Khon Kaen
Once a historic hub of silk production and now a thriving university town, Khon Kaen is also known for its many beautiful temples, such as the royal temple of Wat Phra Mahathat Kaen Makhon, also known as the 9-storey stupa. This regal structure features stunning carvings and exquisite murals, and when you ascend to the 9th storey you will find relics of Lord Buddha and be dazzled by breathtaking views of the city.
However Khon Kaen’s allure doesn’t just lie in its beautiful historic temples. Families visiting the city are sure to enjoy a trip to Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum, where you can get up close and personal to these awe-inspiring prehistoric monsters and learn more about how they lived and how their bones were discovered millions of years later. Dino-mad kids are guaranteed to love this amazing attraction!
Another unmissable experience is a visit to Khon Kaen’s King Cobra Village, where all of the inhabitants – even the kids – interact with snakes on a daily basis, even ‘boxing’ with cobras to entertain and enthral visitors.
Back in the city, there are plenty of other things to see and enjoy, from admiring colourful artworks in the city’s art galleries and shopping for beautiful souvenirs to take back for friends and family.
Khon Kaen also boasts a thriving nightlife, so why not end a fun-filled day of sightseeing with a tasty al fresco meal and some live music, the perfect end to a perfect day in this vibrant northern Thai city!
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