Talat Bobae is an old fresh-food market, one of the oldest in Khon Kaen. It's only open during the day.
Talat Banglamphu has food and a secondhand-clothing bonanza.
Khon Kaen's city pillar is fancier than those of most northeastern cities and is a well-frequented spot right in the centre of town.
U-Bar packs them in with live music and some big-name bands from Bangkok.
For cheap eats, the city’s main night market is a good one.
Th Reunrom · interesting places nearby
With by far the largest and best selection of handicrafts in town, including an impressively large choice of silk, this well-known store makes a perfect one-stop shop.