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Khon Kaen



 


What :

Khon Kaen, the commercial center of Northeast Thailand, serves as an excellent base to explore the Isan regionís unique culture and natural splendor on luxury tours of Thailand.

The Isan region is a cultural melting pot where many varied ethnicities have gathered from across Southeast Asia over the centuries. Architectural styles from various cultures can be seen throughout the province. Chinese style temples like Wat Jeen Beung Kaen Nakhon can be easily spotted by the dancing dragons guarding their entrances. Mahesak Shrine is a Khmer style prang temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Indra. Wat Nong Wangís step-like tiers are a splendid example of Thai temple architecture, and the upper portions of the temple are used as a museum space with murals depicting life in Isan throughout the ages.

The Khon Kaen National Museumís exhibits provide an excellent window into the cultural history of the area with a number of art and household pieces on display. Dinosaur fossils have been discovered Phu Wian National Park, and there are several unusual villages in the area where travelers touring Thailand can see cobras being trained.


When :

The highest temperatures are from March to May, and seasonal rains come June through October to breathe green life back into the lush forests after the dry summer months. The best weather falls between November and January.


Where :

Khon Kaen is the capital of Khon Kaen Province centrally located in the Northern Thailand region known as Isan. Town and province are best reached by private vehicle departing from Chiang Mai.


Who :

The intriguing cultural and architectural diversity found in Khon Kaen, and the provinceís central location make it a great base to explore the largely untouched areas of Northeastern Thailand.


Appropriate Attire :

Western style clothing is fine in town, but if youíre visiting any of the numerous temples in the area, Thai Buddhist tradition requires covering shoulders to knees while on holy ground.


Guest Reviews :

 
 

Jason & Cindy Burgess - October 2013

My family and I took a two week long tour of Thailand with Easy Tours of Thailand and the trip truly could not have been any better.

Our guide was very personable, knowledgeable, and her English was excellent. In addition to offering a unique and local perspective throughout the tour, we were completely at ease with her and felt that she truly wanted to make our experience the best it could possibly be.

The private driver and vehicle that was set up for us was also excellent. I knew prior to our trip that it would probably be best to reserve this type of service during our travels, but I had no idea how invaluable this ended up being for us. He maneuvered through crowded streets and unexpected roadblocks with ease, and knew which areas to avoid driving through and efficient alternative routes. To top it off, the vehicle was always very clean, air conditioned, and there were cold drinks waiting for us after visiting a site.

The tour itself was completely tailored to what we wanted to see and what our interests are with assistance from their U.S Sales Office prior to arriving in Bangkok. They provided a day by day itinerary for us which was great, but the best part was having the freedom to change things as needed, or make unexpected stops to explore, as the tour unfolded.

I would definitely use this company again if we go back to Thailand.

 
 

 


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