Khon Kaen Travel Guide

First time visitors to Khon Kaen may be there on business – the city is the commercial hub of North-Eastern Thailand and growth here is phenomenally fast, making it not only a gateway to the neighbouring countries of the Indo-China Region but also a commercially and administrative success story in its own right.

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Khon Kaen Travel Guide

First time visitors to Khon Kaen may be there on business – the city is the commercial hub of North-Eastern Thailand and growth here is phenomenally fast, making it not only a gateway to the neighbouring countries of the Indo-China Region but also a commercially and administrative success story in its own right.

However, many return, and this time as tourists, or even as expats preparing to settle down, having found in Khon Kaen the perfect mixture of culture and commerce, and the latter at a much lower cost than in the more prominent tourist centres. Culture and commerce have a happy way of co-existing in Khoen Kaen, as can be seen every day on the streets of the city. Smartphone-juggling executives and orange-robed monks sample the goods from the early-morning street vendors of Khon Kaen together, before going their separate ways to their very disparate daily lives.

Khon Kaen is widely known for its production of Mudmee silk, which is woven by hand in Amphoe Chonnabot, which is open to visitors.

Khon Kaen is host to the largest university in the North East, a major centre of education and technology, and is expected to be pronounced as the export centre for the region some day soon. As it is also convenient for cross-border visits, both the D.P.R. of Laos and Vietnam operate consulates here to facilitate visa applications. Cambodia is also literally ‘around the corner’, so what better starting point could there possibly be for exploring the region?

Daily Flights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Accommodations in Khon Kaen