The national museum houses a wonderful collection of items from the local region, ancient bas reliefs, detailed stuccos and tools from long forgotten eras. Stroll through the exhibits and take a step back in time as you learn about the history and culture of Thai people in this area. They also have some great temporary exhibitions, so be sure to stop in and check it out when you’re in town.
In the centre of the city, Kaen Nakhon Lake is a popular spot for picnics. Here you’ll find lush green grass and a lovely temple to explore on the banks. Relax in a shady spot or take a dip in the water. If you are looking for a bigger park, head to Phu Wiang National Park. This is one of the sites in Thailand where dinosaur fossils have been found, so explore both a dinosaur exhibition in the parks headquarters or follow the tracks, in awe of the park’s natural beauty, as you discover waterfalls and large fields of wildflowers.
During your stay, visit Sala Mai Thai, a silk centre where you can learn about the production process, see the tools and rare equipment and marvel at ancient silk patterns. On display in the centre are Mudmee silk textiles. Mudmee silk is woven by the local Chonnabot people and remains the most expensive silk in the world.
Khon Kaen is the stop every tourist to north-eastern Thailand has to make, sitting only 450 km north of Bangkok. Really enjoy your stay as you soak up the history, nature and spectacular local silk industry. It really is a fantastic spot for a holiday, so book your Khon Kaen accommodation and a flight to Thailand!
Hotels in Khon Kaen start at AU$22 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.