Located in northeastern Thailand, Khon Kaen offers plenty to discover and here are some of the main attractions to include on your itinerary.
To gain insights into Thailand’s religious heritage, amongst the best things to do in Khon Kaen is to visit some of its temples. The relatively new Wat Thung Setthi with its striking design of blue and gold is not to be missed; also visit the remarkable Wat Nong Wang that has nine levels you can climb to enjoy amazing lakeside views.
Dino Water Park
To have fun with the whole family, head to Dino Water Park. Situated within easy reach of properties like Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, this huge water park features thrilling rides and slides; highlights include the Looping Rocket and Windigo, while it also has water play areas for kids, a wave pool and more.
There are lively local markets to visit both for finding great bargains and trying Thai food. The Saturday Walking Street Market held from 5:00pm onwards is well-known and features buskers as well. Other hotspots include Ton Tann Night Market that has live entertainment and the more traditional Fairy Plaza Night Market.
Bueng Kaen Nakhon
One of the most popular attractions in Khon Kaen is the lake known as Bueng Kaen Nakhon which offers an idyllic backdrop for relaxation and recreation. There’s a playground for kids nearby, while you can rent bikes and enjoy cycling, go on leisurely strolls, head out on paddle boats or at one section, try some fishing.