Khon Kaen Journals

Dinosaurs in the Mall

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A travel journal to Khon Kaen by SeenThat

Silk Photo, Khon Kaen, Thailand More Photos
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.

Dinosaurs in the Mall

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Overview

Silk Photo, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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From the town it is easy to reach several attractions in Isaan in a few hours’ travel. Khon Kaen is famous in Thailand for its dinosaurs and the Phuwiang National Park is 90km to the northwest and invites a whole day trip to the far past. Chiang Khan is a wonderful riverside town drowning in foliage; it has several guesthouses and you can comfortably stay there for a couple of days. Lom Sak and Loei are good bases while visiting several national parks around them, like Phu Kradong, Nam Nao, Phu Hin Rongkla, and Phu Reua. The attractions include a moon-valley, wild large mammals, rare birds that are somewhat hard to spot, and relics from the Thai communist guerrillas who were active here in the far pas...Read More

Udon Thani

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Attraction

Durian Photo, Udon Thani, Thailand
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Udon Thani is the last city along the Thai Highway 2, which crosses all the northeastern of Thailand up to the town of Nong Khai and the Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to ...Read More

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Sakon Nakhon

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Attraction

Busy Day Photo, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
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LocationIn eastern Isaan’s heart and on the Khorat Plateau is the town of Sakon Nakhon, which is usually overlooked due to its more famous and accessible neighbors along the Mekong River and Highway 2.However, Sakon Nakhon is a perfect place from where to reach Nakhon Phanom, That Phanom and Mukdahan as well as relatively near to Udon Thani (155km) on Highway 2. RationaleThe reason why Sakon Nakhon should be considered as a base for ...Read More

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Loei

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Attraction

Coconut Cookies Photo, Loei, Thailand
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Northwest of Khon Kaen is Loei, which is perfectly placed to begin from it a tour around the Thai Mekong River. Reaching LoeiReaching Loei is possible from Khon Kaen with several buses per day (207B), from Udon Thani just during the morning (143B) or from Phitsanulok, through Dan Sai. The last is the most scenic, due to the steep climbing until Dan Sai. Leaving Loei through Chiang Khan, assures the wildest ...Read More

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Khon Kaen

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Attraction

Fruits Photo, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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At Isaan’s heart, Khon Kaen combines the relaxed ambience of small, rural Thai towns with all the commodities of the bigger ones.The city is famous in Thailand for its dinosaurs; the Phuwiang National Park is ninety kilometres to the northwest and invites to a whole day trip to the far past. Khon Kaen itself offers high-quality silk, a lively night bazaar, a museum and the famous Wat Nongwang at the southern part of the town. There are consulates from Laos and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2007

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