Weekend Trip to Khon Kaen – Places to See and Things to Do

Khon Kaen in Thailand is a location filled with great places to satisfy the traveller in you. There is much to do in this city, here are a few things you might want to try out during a weekend trip to Khon Kaen;

For the sports lovers

If you are a fan of football, simply drop by the football stadium in Khon Kean (i.e. If you happen to be here on a game date). Pay no more than 100 TBH and join the locals as they cheer on their favourite team. Watching their oohs and ahhs as the ball is passed from one player to another and their chants of joy when a goal is scored is entertainment in itself!

Try your bets

Horse races are scheduled for noon every Sunday in Khon Kean. Get to the stands early and place your best bet on a horse, then grab some food and take a seat. Watch the amazing races and the cheering locals who take their betting quite seriously! Even for those who are not the gambling type, this can be a rather fun experience. it is advisable to go during the cooler months as the heat can make you uncomfortable.

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Hitting the Ton Tann night market

The night market here is somewhat different from the typical night markets found in Thailand. In fact, there are live bands and boutiques selling various items. You can admire the beautiful lights and lanterns while enjoying some street food or ice cream. There are many coffee shops and even bars! It’s a great place to enjoy with friends.


Searching for accommodation is not very difficult considering the availability of lodging options here. the best way would be to book a hotel in Khon Kaen is through booking sites where you may find places like AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre that caters to your liking. You can also opt for boutique hotels to ease off on your budget.

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Guide when Visiting Thailand for the First Time – Here’s Our Advice

Thailand is a beautiful country, rich is wildlife, culture and history which makes it great for exploring. Here’s a quick guide for first timers visiting Thailand.

What to wear

Thailand is a hot, humid country and if sun and heat is what you’re after, rest assured you’ll get plenty of it. Wear loose comfortable clothing, shorts and strapless shirts are recommended, but remember to cover up before visiting a temple. Always wear sunblock.

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Be responsible

Don’t be a typical tourist who wants to do things for the sake of a great picture. Elephant rides, tiger temples, snake farms, and other forms of attractions that uses animals for entertainment should be boycotted.

Book early

Whether you’re looking for waterparks, hotels or anything else, book well in advance. If you’re staying at a hotel in Khon Kaen, look for some great deals. Booking in advance at properties such as AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre is recommended as they tend to fill up fast during peak season.


Despite wanting to eat the “iconic” list of Thai food; head to the nearest street stall or roadside restaurant and try some other type so less common food. Your taste buds will not be disappointed.

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Travel Around Khon Kaen Thailand

Located about 500km away from Bangkok, Khon Kaen is a part of Thailand’s northeast region and has seen rapid growth in the past few years.

Being the educational centre of the vicinity, Khon Kaen is a traveller’s base if they want to visit the places around it. Finding a hotel in Khon Kaen is an easy job as they have everything from budget hotels to luxury and business hotels like AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre.

In comparison to the ancient towns in Thailand, Khon Kaen is relatively new as it was founded just two centuries ago. Research and archaeological digs in and around town have revealed that though Khon Kaen didn’t start functioning as a town until recently; the artefacts prove that Khon Kaen has a rich history in ancient civilisation, especially when it comes to endemic dinosaurs.

Over the years, people of various cultures have settled in the area and in the early 12th century, the Khmer Empire expanded its ruling and took over Khon Kaen too. The current traditions and norms of Khon Kaen have been carved by people over the centuries and is a surely delightful place to visit when in Thailand, especially if you get to see the silk festival, Full moon festivals and more.

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