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2Days 1Night : Khon Kaen

Planner :
Khon Kaen 2 Day
Period :
2 Days 1 Night
Category :
Arts, cultural & heritage, Events & festivals, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Local Experience,
  • Day 1
    July 24
  • Day 2
    July 25
Day 1 : Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen Airport

Serving Khon Kaen, a city strategically important for the region's infrastructure both geographically and economically, the airport was upgraded to international standards in 2005 with the opening of a new terminal. It is a few kilometres west of downtown.   The airport is equipped with one jet bridge. The departures hall is on the second floor, which also houses some small shops selling food and gifts, while the arrivals hall is on the first floor as well as a foreign-exchange kiosk. There is a small restaurant on the third floor. The terminal is connected to a large parking lot.   It takes at least 20 minutes to Khon Kaen city centre, and approximately 2 hours to nearby provinces such as Maha Sarakham, Kalasin and Udonthani.

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1 Min. ( Approx. 0.47 Km.)

Rachawadi Resort and Hotel

Rachawadi Resort and Hotel decorated by Thai contemporary arts and a balcony surrounded by tropical garden and the sound of warterfall nearby

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1 Hr. 13 Min. ( Approx. 61.59 Km.)

Sala Mai Thai

Located in Khon Kaen Vocational College, Sala Mai Thai is part of the project to celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen (August 12, 1992) in which established to follow the Queen’s mission to promote silk and silk products from Isan (northeastern Thai) as well as conserve the traditions. The centre exhibits silk production process from dyeing to weaving, tools used in each process, rare equipment and ancient textiles various patterns. Also, the centre exhibits the world's most expensive Mudmee textile woven by villagers in Amphoe Chonnabot which had won Asian Silk Award. Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.30.  Contact:  Kon Kaen Vocational College, Amphoe Chonnabot, Kon Kaen 40180. 043-286-160. Getting there: From Khon Kaen, take Highway 2 (Khon-Kaen-Korat) for 44 kilometers then turn right at Ban Phai Intersection to enter Highway 229. Keep going for another 11 kilometers and Sala Mai Thai will be on the left opposite to Kong Kaeo Lake. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Sala-Mai-Thai--3466  

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43 Min. ( Approx. 55.20 Km.)

Sim (Ubosot) of Wat Sra Thong Ban Bua

If you want see the northeastern (Isan) architectural style, visit Wat Sra Thong Ban Bua at Ban Bua, Kut Khao Sub-district, Mancha Khiri District of Khon Kaen Province. Sim or Ubosot (the ordination hall) is an architectural heritage of Isan with outstanding local characters. The exterior is decorated with colorful mural and glass. The Sim houses a rare Isan-style sandstone Buddha image. Not more than 5 people can enter the Sim at each time. It is the only hall that is decorated with beautiful and original stucco designs while Sim of other temples are mostly decorated with paintings. Ban Bua is an old community which its old generation had left Ban Non Khao (Wat Pa Mancha Khiri, nowadays) because of plague and drought. They moved to live by a pond filled with beautiful lotus flowers, so they named the area “Ban Bua.” They also built the first “Sim” or Ubosot and brought a heavy sandstone Buddha image of Isan style to be the principle image.  “Sim” means a small ancient Ubosot. Unique at its exterior design, Sim is often decorated with simply low-relief sculptures and only 2-3 colors are used. The 175-year-old Sim of Wat Sra Thong Ban Bua was made by a local craftsman. It was built by concrete and has only one entrance. When the hall started to decay, the villagers, with the help from Khon Kaen University and the Department of Fine Arts, renovated the Sim and remained the Isan style’s stucco and low-relief sculptures at the wall, including the man riding an elephant, the three-tiered gold royal umbrella, angels and elephant flowers, as well as the gable roof covered with cement tiles and the perforated wooden eaves in zigzag pattern. In 2001, the Department of Fine Arts listed the Sim of Wat Sra Thong Ban Bua as a national ancient site. And in 2002, the Sim of Wat Sra Thong Ban Bua was awarded a precious architecture, heritage and cultural conservation of the Asia Pacific by UNESCO. 

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Day 2 : Khon Kaen

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakorn or the 9-storey Stupa is located in Wat Nong Waeng, a royal temple on Klang Mueang Road, where the relics of Lord Buddha and important Buddhist scriptures are located. Doors and windows of the 9-storey Stupa are beautifully craved the former reincarnations of the Lord Buddha, 16 classes of visible deities in the Brahmas world, and Buddhist rites while the history of the town are painted on the wall. On the top floor, where the Lord Buddha’s relics are located, is where the visitors can also enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city. Opening hours: Daily from 8.00-17.00 Contact: Tambon Mueang Kao, Amphoe Mueang. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Phra-Mahathat-Kaen-Nakhon--3444 H'>http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Pattaya-II--3458 

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Khon Kaen University

Khon Kaen University  is a public research university in Thailand. It was the first university established in northeastern Thailand and remains the oldest and largest university in the region. The university is a hub of education in northeast Thailand. It is widely recognized university in Asia. KKU offers a wide range of programs: its comprehensive academic program offers 105 undergraduate majors, along with 129 master's degree programs, and 59 doctoral programs. Khon Kaen University was ranked 21st in Southeast Asia by Time Higher Education in 2009, and 4th in Thailand by The Office of Higher Education Commission

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