Introduction

Geography 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

By Air
Thai Airways
operates daily flights to Khonkaen. Contact Bangkok (02)535-2081-2
or (02)280-0080 for further details 

Bangkok to Khonkaen Khonkaen to Bangkok
Dep. TimeArrival ** Flight No.**
06.55
11.30
15.20
17.50
07.50
12.25
16.15
18.45
TG040
TG042
TG050
TG052
Dep. TimeArrival ** Flight No.**
08.30
13.05
16.55
19.25
09.25
14.00
17.50
20.20
TG041
TG043
TG051
TG053

By Bus
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.

By Rail
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 Kaen
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.

Silk Festival
November 29-December 10 Khon Kaen City Hall, Khon Kaen
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.

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