Introducing Khon Kaen
As the site of the northeast's largest university and an important hub for all things commercial and financial, Khon Kaen is youthful, educated and on the move. It's the kind of place that's more likely to land on a best-places-to-live list than a traveller's itinerary, but there are enough interesting attractions and good facilities to make a stop worthwhile.
Khon Kaen has ridden Isan's economic boom for all it's worth, filling the streets with traffic and draping a sterile concrete veneer over most of the town. But make no mistake, Isan's idiosyncratic appeal is still here, you just have to work a little harder to uncover it these days.