Wat Nong Waeng
Khon Kaen located away from Bangkok around 449 kilometers and covered
an area about 10,885 square kilometers. Located in the heart of Isan,
Thailand’s northeast region, Khon Kaen has been one of the fastest
growing areas in Thailand. Khon Kaen is the commercial, administrative
an educational centre of the Northeast, which is often used by travelers
as a base for visiting many parts of upper Isan. Khon Kaen is the commercial
and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring a number of
upscale restaurants and hotels, the largest university in the Northeast,
produce high quality silk and a busy airport.
Historically, Khon Kaen is quite a new town, established a little over
two centuries ago during the reign of King Rama I. But prehistorically,
this town on the plateau has been home to various cultures as well as
other fascinating creatures, heretofore unknown to the modern world.
Artifacts have proven that millions of years ago the area was occupied
by gigantic dinosaurs, several of which were endemic to the region.
People in various cultures later occupied the plateau for thousands
of years until the Ancient Khmer Empire expanded its presence into
the area in the 12th century and ruled it for some time. The ancient
cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all
contributed to shaping the people and culture of Khon Kaen.
A major source of local wisdom regarding the production of silk is
in Chonnabot district, where excellent Mudmee Silk is delicately
woven by hand using a special tie-dye technique, and Khon Kaen features
both creature comfort, in the form of fine eateries and swanky hotels,
and beautiful nature, including a variety of animal parks and a number
of spectacular national parks.
||: Udon Thani, Nongbualumphu and Loei
||: Kalasin and Mahasarakham
||: Nakhon Ratchasima and Buriram
||: Phetchabun and Chaiyaphum
|Distances to Other Provinces
|Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
||Khok Pho Chai
||Nong Na Kham
|Khao Suan Kwang
||Nong Song Hong
||Phu Pha Man
Festivals & Events
Dok Khun Siang Khaen and Khao Niao Road
: 13 - 15 April
: Kaen Nakhon Lake and on Si Chan Road
Dok Khun Siang Khaen and Khao Niao Road is held annually during Songkran
day (13 - 15 April) to celebrate the Songkran festival or water splashing.
Experience the beauty of Dok Khun flowers in full yellow bloom throughout
this northeastern province, major festival activities include religious
rites and merit-making and I-San folk music.
Phrathat Kham Kaen Fair
: The full-moon day of the sixth lunar month.
: Wat Chetiyaphum
Phrathat Kham Kaen Fair is an annual festival on the full moon day of the
6th lunar month at Wat Chetiyaphum where is situated of Phrathat Kham Kaen.
The fair is intended for the people of Khon Kaen to pay homage to the much
revered Phrathat as well as for them to have something to rely on spiritually
and make merit.
Silk Festival, Phuk Sieo Tradition
and Red Cross Fair
Silk Festival, Phuk Sieo Tradition and Red Cross Fair
: 29 November - 10 December
: Khon Kaen City Hall
Silk Festival, Phuk Sieo Tradition and Red Cross Fair is held annually
during 29 November - 10 December in front of the city hall to promote
silk weaving and silk worm culture. Silk production is a main source of
extra income among people in the Northeast, and Khon Kaen today can be
called a major silk production centre. The fair is held with various
traditional related activities such as Phuk Sieo tradition, local
products contest, Isan dinner or Pha Laeng, local performances, and shops.