Khonkaen lies in the geographical heart of Thailand's sprawling
northeast plateau, an are known among Thai as I-San. Khonkaen was
established in 1783 and is a major regional development center and
university city. The provincial capital is 449 kilometers northeast
of Bangkok. The province covers an area of 10,886 square kilometers,
parts of which contain national and forest parks.
How to get there
Thai Airways operates daily flights to Khonkaen. Contact
(02)280-0080 for further details
Bangkok to Khonkaen
Khonkaen to Bangkok
Air conditioned coaches and non-air conditioned buses regularly
leave from Bangkok's Northeastern Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet
Road throughout the day. Telephone (02) 271-0101-5 (non-air-cond) or
(02) 279-4484-7(air-cond) for further details.
Trains leave Bangkok's Hualampong
Railway Station throughout the day for Khonkaen. Further details may
be obtained by contacting Rail Travel Information, Tel : (02)
223-7010 or (02) 233-7020. Ext : 4311-3.
Festivals & Events
Dok Khoon Siang Khaen Flower Festival
April 12-15 Bueng Kaen Nakhon, Khon
This festival coincides with Songkran (the traditional Thai New
Year) and is staged at Bung Kaen Nakhon. Featuring colorful floral
processions, major festival activities include religious rites and
merit-making and I-San folk music. Dancing and entertainment.
10 Khon Kaen City Hall, Khon
Staged annually in front of Government Houses, this promotes silk
weaving and silk worm culture. Pook Sieo, an I-San tradition
promoting close friendship between people of similar ages, is also
celebrated during this occasion.