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.
The heart of Isan
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.
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.