Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Khon Kaen Province

Nam Nao National Park

Unheralded Nam Nao National Park is one of Thailand's most wildlife-rich parks, although its remote location means it never gets busy. Good visibility and a diverse species list make it one of the best birdwatching …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Khon Kaen

Wat Nong Wang

Down at the south end of the lake, Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, the gorgeous nine-storey stupa at the heart of this important temple, makes Wat Nong Wang Khon Kaen's one must-see attraction. It features enlightening m…
Top Choice Market in Khon Kaen

Walking Street Market

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 handbags, T-shirts, postcards, picture frames and other handmade…
Village in Khon Kaen Province

Ban Khok Sa-Nga King Cobra Village

The villagers of Ban Kho Sa-Nga have hit upon a unique way to make a living: they run king cobra shows. Locals at the King Cobra Village rear hundreds of the reptiles and most families have some in boxes under their…
Nature Reserve in Khon Kaen Province

Hin Chang Si

The core attraction of Nam Phong National Park, and the nearest nature to Khon Kaen city, the Hin Chang Si ('Elephant-Rubbing Rock') area is full of oddly eroded house-sized rocks scattered around a scraggy forest. …
Ruins in Khon Kaen Province

Prasat Puay Noi

The 12th-century Prasat Puay Noi is the largest and most interesting Khmer ruin in northern Isan. About the size of Buriram’s Prasat Meuang Tam, but far less intact, the east-facing monument comprises a large centra…
Buddhist Temple in Khon Kaen

Wat Pho Ban Nontan

Just off the lake, this peaceful tree-filled temple and noted meditation centre pre-dates the city and has a săh·lah like no other in Thailand. The ground floor is covered with sculpted trees, animals and village sc…
Viewpoint in Nam Nao National Park

Phu Khor Viewpoint

A gorgeous view at any time, Phu Khor is mostly visited at sunrise. The big mountain on the horizon is Phu Kradueng. Phu Khor is 5km west of the visitor centre, a five-minute climb from the highway. Pick-up trucks d…
National Park in Khon Kaen Province

Phu Wiang National Park

Phu Wiang National Park blankets a horseshoe-shaped mountain with beautiful views and waterfalls, but almost everyone comes here for the dinosaurs. This was the first place in Thailand dinosaurs were found and some …
Waterfall in Phu Wiang National Park

Tat Fa Waterfall

This 15m waterfall, the best within Phu Wiang National Park, is in such a great setting that it's even beautiful the half of the year it has no water. It's a 300m walk from the parking area – the path to the right g…