bustling and flourishing province, Khon Kaen is located in the heart
of Thailandís Northeast, sometimes called Isaan. Khon Kaen offers
a large number of historical and cultural attractions, as well as
several virgin jungles, winding rivers and mysterious caves. One
of the principal hubs for tourism and transportation in the Isaan
provinces, Khon Kaen is also the region's central gateway offering
convenient links to all the northern and central provinces.
Wiang National Park
of the more pristine natural attractions in the region, this National
Park is shaped like a huge volcano. The site is the perfect place
for nature lovers to explore virgin forests, and some intriguing
archeological sites, which include fossil remains of an herbivorous
and carnivorous dinosaurs. Moreover, a Buddha image carved into
face of a steep hill, which has been dated back to the Dvaravati
period can be seen.
accessible, Ubolrat Dam can be reached by bus and hired car. This
dam is the largest multi-sided dam in the Northeast and was created
to generate electricity for eight adjoining provinces. Here recreational
facilities have been constructed by locals on one of the banks of
the reservoir, and offer swimming, water scooters, banana boats,
rowboats and food stalls.
Kaen National Museum
as the one of the more remarkable museums in the northeastern region,
the museum offers some of the finest Khmer artifacts found outside
of Cambodia. Exhibition includes a comprehensive sampling of archeological
discoveries in the region. An interesting collection of Ban Chiang
and Dvaravati artifacts can also be discovered.