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Top Tourist Attractions you must Visit in Khon Kaen – Don’t miss out of the good times

When you visit a destination like Khon Kaen, it is easy to be confused with where to start. However, simply take a breath and do a bit of research so that you can chip away at the experience slowly instead of trying to be everywhere at once.

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Enjoy the splendour of Phra Mahathat Kaen

When you are visiting any city in a splendid nation like Thailand, you will find examples of its deep devotion to its Buddhist faith at every turn. The Phra Mahathat Kaen is no different. Standing at 9 levels tall, this temple is home to what is believed to be the Buddha's relics as well as a collection of Buddhist scriptures.

This location is fascinating because each door panel of each floor is carved with pictures from Buddhist folk tales, also known as Jataka stories. These carvings depict the tales of Buddha's past lives and they also showcase various images of the Buddha himself.

At the very peak of this temple is a stunning viewpoint that visitors can use to soak in the panoramic view of the Khon Kaen town. If you are staying at a hotel in Khon Kaen, such as the Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, you might even be able to spot it from the top floor of the temple.

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Be awe-inspired by the Maha Rattana Chedi Si Tri Lokkathat

While you will get plenty of opportunities to see tributes to the nations' Buddhist faith, this is one such example that should not be missed. This stunning architectural achievement is an amazing combination of contemporary and Isan folk arts, seemingly out of a fantasy novel.
This stupa has been constructed according to the belief that there is a convergence of several planes of existence, namely: heaven, the human world, and the underworld.
Underneath this structure also lies a Phra Ong Dam, which is considered a Dhamma puzzle room. Visitors can opt to may home to the many worlds the chedi represents and also learn more about the philosophy it embodies.

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The king cobra village

This may certainly not be everyone's cup of tea but if you are feeling adventurous and on the lookout for unique scenarios in life, then you should definitely check this out.
This famous village is well known because almost every household raises a king cobra under their home. They also conduct performances which are used to bring the village and income. These shows can be enjoyed between 8 am and 5 pm so do drop by if you are feeling up for it.

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Phu Pha Man National Park

This limestone mountain range is filled with evergreen and mixed forest that provide a cool atmosphere all year along. In addition to this, there are various attractions nearby, such as a limestone cave to be explored!

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The Ubolratana Dam

This damn is well worth a visit for those looking to better understand how this region manages its fisheries, flood prevention, and even agriculture. The best part is that there are plenty of restaurants nearby and you can even go on a boat ride on the dam!