A travel journal
to Khon Kaen by SeenThat
Quote: At the very heart of Isaan, Thailand’s northeastern lobe, Khon Kaen is the perfect base from where to explore it. That is not the only reason to stop here; the city combines the relaxed ambience of small, rural Thai towns with all the commodities of the bigger ones.
Eastern Isaan, terrain east of Highway 2, offers several big towns that may be considered as overnight stops: Nakhon Phanom, Sakhon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani, Mukdahan, and others, while Western Isaan is more rural in nature and even towns like Chiang Khan, Loei and Lom Sak offer just minimal accommodations. To explore this last area, you may consider day trips from Khon Kaen.
There are consulates from Laos and Vietnam in the town, but it is more convenient to issue your visas while in Bangkok.
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