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6 Things to Do in Khon Kaen, Thailand - Exploring Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen is the perfect weekend getaway from Bangkok. It's a culturally rich and welcoming city that you must make time to visit. There aren't many touristic locations in this part of Thailand but Khon Kaen has its little surprises that visitors fall in love with. Here are a few things to do when you visit the city.


Bueng Kaen Nakhon

The lake Bueng Kaen Nakhon sits at the heart of Khon Kaen. The 4km long lake is one of the main attractions of the city. It's a lovely space to spend some quality family time. You can hire bicycles or enjoy a walk in the park or let kids have fun in the playground. The southeast area of the lake includes fishing so you can hire fishing rods and buy baits to try to catch fish. When you book a hotel Khon Kaen Thailand for your holiday make sure it is located close to the main attractions in the city. Many visitors recommend AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre for a relaxing holiday in the Thai city.


Khon Kaen City Museum

The Khon Kaen City Museum exhibits historical articles of Thailand as well as the city and its region. Located beside lake Kaen Nakhon, it is where you can obtain past data of the city. Information from the past to present is exhibited independently in five sections and their content dates back to prehistoric age to the present day. The exhibits are presented using contemporary designs and interactive media.


Hat Sawan beach

The Hat Sawan beach is situated in the Ubonratana District in Khon Kaen. It's a great place to enjoy the beach with your loved ones. Locals and visitors go there to enjoy good food and a fun day out with friends and family. During the rainy season, the water comes up to the beach restaurants located along the coast. You can enjoy water activities such as banana boat rides, boat rides or simply take a plunge. You can enjoy the breathtaking panorama while you dine.


Wat Thung Setthi

The Wat Thung Setthi stands out from the usual temples you see in Thailand. The white and gold walls with a touch of blue distinguish it from the traditional red and gold combination used in temples. There are lovely white statues around the temples. The glasswork at Wat Thung Setthi is unique and magnificently done. The lake at the entrance with water lilies is the icing on the cake.


Dino Waterpark

The dinosaur-themed aquatic park is the biggest waterpark in the northeastern of Thailand. Built on a 40-acre land the park is home to fun rides that are suitable for all ages. The park is divided into nine zones and each of them has a theme. There are exciting fun water rides and slides that the whole family can enjoy.


King Cobra Village

The king cobra village near Khon Kaen is home to some of the deadliest snakes in Thailand. The king cobras have been reared in Ban Khok Sa-Nga for years. The cobra village has been a tourist attraction since the 1950s and the snake shows are considered legendary.