A lesser known get away in the popular Thailand, Khon Kaen is loved by many for its authentic, nontouristy locations and culture.
There are a lot of things to do in Khon Kaen if you are a laid back vacationer that hates crowds and loves quaint restaurants, markets and local attractions without fluff. Khon Kean National Museum.
This charming old museum has a collection of exhibits that reflect the Thai culture, from the eras gone by.
Wat Chai Si
The most prominent temple in Khon Kean, Wat Chai Si is well known for the murals and paintings on its walls as it was done by a self-taught artist. This temple is also on the list of national monuments and great care has been made in preserving the essence of the temple. Though smaller in size, Khon Kaen has its share of hotels within the city and close to the temple, for example, the AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre.
Ban Khok Sanga Cobra Village
A village for the lovers of creepy crawlies, this village is not for the faint hearted. The whole village revolves around snake shows and every family in it owns a cobra, and thus the name, Cobra Village. Dance performers in this village have a snake wrapped around their neck during the show and these snakes are not de fanged either.
Khon Kaen’s Night Market
You can find anything from cheap Thai snacks to silk scarves, and shoes in this market.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.