Khon Kaen with All the Charm of Thailand’s Bigger Cities – A vibrant yet less-imposing Thai city

Tourists generally pass through Khon Kaen without stopping to appreciate its attractions. Although it’s not like other Thai destinations, the city has much to offer.

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The heart of Isan

Things to do in Khon Kaen are aplenty. The city is the principal transport hub in Isan and home to venues like Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre; the city is a known business destination.

Khon Kaen University

Khon Kaen is also home to the biggest university in Thailand’s northeast region: Khon Kaen University. It claims a yearly enrolment of 25,000 students.

Embracing the modern times

With buildings sprouting all over, Khon Kaen seems to be catching up with modern times. Khon Kaen’s shopping malls and chain restaurants offer plenty of opportunities for dining and shopping.

The best Songkran

Thailand is known for its spirited celebrations of the Thai New Year. Also called Songkran, the best version of the festival can only be witnessed in Khon Kaen.

Night markets

Khon Kaen wouldn’t be a Thai city without its quintessential feature: night markets. The markets here sell a variety of items, including clothes, food, local art, and souvenirs.