Art & Culture Museum

Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen's leading arts showcase is this two-storey gallery at Khon Kaen University. It features monthly installations of mostly professional artists. While open every day, it does close down regularly for a day or two to change the exhibitions.

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Nearby Khon Kaen attractions

1. City Pillar Shrine

1.33 MILES

Khon Kaen's city pillar shrine is fancier and more frequented than those of most northeastern cities. As thanks for large wishes granted or success in…

2. Walking Street Market

1.45 MILES

In the spirit of Chiang Mai's weekend street markets (but not touristy like them), hundreds of vendors take over Th Na Sunratchakan. Many of them sell…

3. Khon Kaen National Museum


This collection of artefacts spans prehistoric times to the present. Highlights are Ban Chiang–era pottery and a beautiful Dvaravati bai săir·mah (temple…

5. Talat Banglamphu-Bobae

1.74 MILES

Right in the heart of the city, the adjacent Banglamphu and Bobae markets comprise Khon Kaen's largest and most diverse fresh food sources. It's open…

6. Ton Tann Art Space & Gallery

1.82 MILES

This gallery is in the big stilted building at Ton Tann Green Market. Because of its location, it's the most popular art gallery in the city.

7. Wat That

2.27 MILES

This old temple has a soaring bóht and chedi. The latter, dating to 1789 but completely rebuilt in modern times, is surrounded by a cloister featuring…

8. Mahesak Shrine

2.37 MILES

This modern Khmer-style prang is dedicated to the god Indra, who is very important in Theravada Buddhism. It's almost spooky at night.