Still mostly untouched, Khon Kaen invites unhurried travellers to a serene rural respite that paints a completely different side of Thailand. Situated in the northeast, in Isan, here water buffaloes roam freely amidst the scenic countryside’s lush paddy fields, farms and unspoilt terrains.
Khon Kaen offers the perfect entry point to discovering Isan’s treasures. Visitors can glimpse at immense forests in Phu Ka-Phu Phan Kham National Park, see the strangely shaped rock formations at Pha Nok Khao, explore the archaeological sites at Phu Wiang, or retrace the dinosaurs’ footsteps at the Phu Vieng Dinosaur Museum and national park. Exquisite Khmer remains, temples, pagodas and other ancient historical sites are all within easy reach. Cultural experiences include learning about the ancient traditional art of silk production in a local village, or visiting a cobra village. Distinctively different, the spicy cuisine in Isan is as indigenous as its people, adding to the delightful experience. Immerse in tranquillity in Khon Kaen.