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5 Things to Do in Khon Kaen- Top Activities to Enjoy in Khon Kaen

Although it is one of the lesser-known tourist hubs in Thailand, Khon Kaen is one of a kind holiday hotspot in the country. Here are 5 exciting ways to spend one's time in the city.


Tour the Wat Nong Wang Temple

As one of the most spectacular cultural attractions in the area, the Wat Nong Wang Temple is a must-explore highlight for all tourists heading to Khon Kaen. The temple which truly comes alive during the annual Songkran celebrations is situated down Klong Muang Road and is perched atop a hill. Offering visitors panoramic views of the city of Khon Kaen below, the main attractions at the Wat Nong Wang temple include its exquisite murals and artwork representing the Buddha's life. The first floor of the temple is dedicated to historic showcases and Thai art pieces. Almsgiving ceremonies are a common sight at the temple where one can also purchase gift items as souvenir.


Enjoy Homemade Ice Cream

Occupying pride of place less than 50 minutes away from Khon Kaen, the Aura Farm is the best place to sample a scoop of homemade ice cream. The farm is not only a popular ice cream stop but also double as a prime hub for educating young children on agriculture and farming. Demonstrations on how ice cream, cheese and other dairy products are created are conducted at the venue which is also home to swings, a restaurant and an ancient train showcase. The number of flavours available at the farm's dairy shop is also unique and includes favourites such as banana ice cream.


Shop Around

Often described as one of the most engaging experiences in Khon Kaen, enjoying a shopping spree in the area's top malls should also be a top priority for all visitors. The CentralPlaza Mall is not the only sprawling department store in Khon Kaen as the Ton Tann is the biggest and best-known mall in the area. The sheer variety of vendors is what makes Ton Tann a big hit with locals and visitors while the number of shops selling locally produced goods and tasteful souvenirs is equally impressive. Don't forget to pop by the night market close to Kaen Nakhon Lake where one can dig into local treats and shop for goodies.


Relax with a Cuppa

Khon Kaen's coffee culture is nothing to scoff at and those who wish to uncover the wealth of coffee-based drinks available in the area should head to the top cafes in town. Cafe Amazon is a crowd-pleaser while the Cafe GlomGlome which is located opposite the local university is also known for its excellent coffee, snacks and cakes.


Enjoy a Night Out

When it comes to experiencing a memorable night out on the town, look no further than the bustling downtown area of Khon Kaen where the best bars and restaurants are found. Go bar hopping earlier in the night and dance the night away at the eclectic clubs and bar lounges occupying the area before wining and dining at high-end restaurants located near the CentralPlaza mall. Those based at the AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre or any similar hotel in Khon Kaen Thailand will be within close range of these dining hubs.

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