Things to do in Khon Kaen

Check out the night markets in Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen is an important industrial center in Isan, Thailand. It is famous for its topnotch silk industry and serves as an educational hub because of the Khon Kaen University. Because of its vibrant and cosmopolitan student population, there’s a lot of fun things to do in Khon Kaen, exciting tourist attractions and holiday destinations for people of all interests.


Things to do in Khon Kaen


Khon Kaen Zoo and Water Park

The Khon Kaen Zoo and Khon Kaen Water Park are twin attractions that you should not miss when you visit the city. You can see animals up close in the zoo and have a thrilling water-filled experience in the water park.



You can also check out various golf courses in and around the city if you want to take in Khon Kaen at a leisurely pace.


Sightseeing and guided tours

If you’re interested, you can also join a city tour to see the most famous landmarks and cultural attractions in the city.



A typical night in Khon Kaen is filled with loud bars and clubs, plus a range of night markets and bazaars. Whether you want to spend your night shopping or partying, the city will give you the best night of your life.


Getting out of the city

If you want to get to Bangkok, you can take a commercial flight or bus to get there. Also, buses to Chiang Mai, Vientiane, Udon Thani, and Nong Khai operate in the city.


When to go to Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen features a tropical savanna climate divided into wet and dry seasons. The wet monsoon season runs from May through October, bringing heavy rains and thunderstorms. Despite that, average temperatures during the monsoon season remain very hot at around 23.4 to 33.6 °C (74.1 to 92.5 °F). Outside the monsoon season, the weather is fairly dry and slightly cooler, although the month of March starts to get hot again.






Khon Kaen Facts

Population113 754
CurrencyThai Baht
AirportKhon Kaen, Thailand (KKC)

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Golf in Khon Kaen

There are a couple of really nice courses near Khon Kaen. The best one is probably Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club, located just south of the city center. It is a lavish 18 hole course with spectacular lakes and ponds, stone bridges and walls, green and perfectly maintained fairways and innovatively designed holes. If you are in Khon Kaen, you should definitely pay them a visit. You can also play on Dancoon Golf Club, a very nice 18 hole course to the north of the city.

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Khon Kaen Marathon

The Khon Kaen Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the month of January. The race features not only a marathon but also a half-marathon, a mini-marathon and a walk. In other words, the race has something for everyone, and if you just want to walk the course and see the sights, you can do that. The race starts in the Khon Kaen Conference Center and follows a route that will take you through the inner city of Khon Kaen. You will see the historic Nong Waeng Temple, the beautiful Khaen Nakorn Lake and the National Museum, just to name a few of the many sights that the city has to offer. Make your way to their website to register for the race!

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