In Phu Wiang mountain area,there 're some dinosaur fossils which found and show as excavation sites.The fossils are about huge herbivorous dinosaur bones, alligator teeth, tortoise shells and teeth and scale of ancient fish.Some fossils moved to exhibit in the museum.The Exhibitions 're about dinosaur fossils in Phu Wiang and surrounded area,the origin of the Earth, rocks and minerals,the Evolution of living things and the Historical and Environmental symbolic of Khon Kaen province.It's one interesting place in Khon Kaen where shouldn't miss.
Open 08.30 am.-05.00 pm,daily.
Admission: free of charge.
Transportation tip: No any public transportation pass this musuem.So from Phu Wiang town,you can hire an auto rickshaw for 300 THB/round trip. The trip takes about 30 min. If you have own vehicle,just follow the sign.And from museum,you can also visit the excavation sites on the mountain.
The sacred shrine is located in front of Sala Suk Chai, on Thepharak Road in the compound of the Khon Kaen Municipality Office. A famous monk and former governor of Khon Kaen placed a stone inscription from an ancient site in Amphoe Chum Phae here for a Buddhism rite and set up the city pillar shrine.
Located in this royal temple on Klang Mueang Road, is the Phra Mahathat which houses relics of the Lord Buddha and important Buddhist scriptures. Doors and windows of the 9 storeys of the stupa are beautifully carved, featuring the life and former reincarnations of the Lord Buddha, 16 classes of visible deities in the Brahma’s world, and Buddhist rites. Murals within the stupa feature history of the town. The top floor, on the 9th storey, houses relics of the Lord Buddha.
The first governor of Khon Kaen, Phraya Nakhon Sri Borirak Raja Bhakdi, built this temple, on the northern side of the lake, in 1789, around the time the city was founded. The name of the temple was derived from the Phra That pagoda, built as a holy site for the locals to worship. Many of the pagodas on the temple ground are badly ruined and it's no longer possible to identify which one is the original. The temple committee decided to build a new pagoda which soars over the old ruins to a height of 45 metres.
This city museum is located on the northern side of the lake and features a few recreated local house displays plus some local artefacts but is a bit rubbish so don't bother visiting. It's also way too expensive at 90 baht.
The old temple of Khon Kaen, located in old city area. Inside the temple have a tall building called Phrathat Nongwang. It housed the relics and museums. You can climb up to the topmost (floor 9th) and take a nice shot of Khon Kaen city and Kaen Nakorn pond.
Or Thai Silk Pavilion located in College outside Chonnabot District.This place exhibited Thai silk from past to present.The first floor exhibited the new style of Thai silk by the supported project from JICA (Japan) and the second floor exhibited Thai silk in old style and the development of silk.Outside located 2 model of Esan houses in applied style. There's also a shop where sells silk products.Almost come from locals and students in the college.
Open 09.00-17.00 Closed on Wednesday.
To visit by bus,take a Green bus from Ban Phai District Bust Terminal via Munjakiri District.The college 'll be on the left.Or from Khon Kaen town,takes a bus Khon Kaen - Nakhon Sawan.
I visitted this temple for museum where collected all local stuffs.Apart from museum,there's Ubosot or ordination hall (or Sim in Esan dialect) where built in 2474 B.E. in the reign of King Rama VII.It was built by the temple abbot and local craftmen.This sim renovated by the Architects Siam Association,The Netherlands Embassy and others Thai Goverments. The sim decorated with mural painting (or Huup Taem in Esan dialect) both outside and inside.The painting depicted about Sinsai local legend and Buddha 's life.All pictures have a description in local alphabets.At the entrance of Sim located the funny sculptures of man and woman & child,behind 're lion guardians.
To visit this temple,takes a blue songtaew(Pol - Nong Song Hong) from Muang Pol District Bus Terminal(22 THB).Via route no.207.Ask the driver for stop at Ban Wang Koon,then walk through the village on the west.Just go straight and the temple 'll be at the end of village.
This town "Chonnabot" located on the East of Khon Kaen city.This town 's wellknown in Silk product which also produce in the same area.In the town area,there's 1 road for Slik shop only.And outside town,there's one college where teach and sell Silk products.
Located under the open air stadium where close to Kaen Nakorn lake.It's the first place to study about Khon Kaen before discover this province.The exhibitions show about Khon Kaen's history,the establishment of Khon Kaen,the city and ways of life of people,Khon Kaen today and interesting places in Khon Kaen.This museum 's the most modern museum in Khon Kaen.All the exhibitions presented with models,dioramas,multimedia and pictorial illustration.And exhibition guides 're volunteer local people and students who 're knowledgeable on their land.
Closed on Sunday and national holidays.
Admission fee: 90 THB.
There 're 2 museums located in Khon Kaen University.Both 're in Office of Culture building. 1) is Art and Culture University Museum on the 1st floor,serviced for permanent exhibitions on Northeastern region and 2) is Educational Museum on the 2nd floor,exhibited about Northeastern(Esan),Thailand.There 're 9 zones: welcoming to Esan,Goegraphy of Esan,History and archaeology of Esan,Ethnicity in Esan area,Culture-Tradition-Architecture of Esan,Music and performance in Esan,Local intellect and craft of Esan,Present of Esan and computer resource on Esan culture.
Services: Gallery tour guide(for group only),Workshops and Gallery shop by handmade
Bueng means pond or lake.This huge pond is a natural one where the old city used to settled around this area.It used to be a reservoir for community but nowaday,it changed to be a public park and some parts you can enjoy the scenery and have meal in a nice restaurant.
One of the most significant chedi in Northeastern,Thailand. From the legend told about after Nirvana of the Buddha, all city rulers joined to built Phra Thaat Phanom chedi at Nakorn Phanom for housing the great relic of Buddha. At that time,King Muariya of Mori city and 9 Buddhist saints carried the great relic to Phra Thaat Phanom. When they reached the area of Kham Kaen temple. They found a Tamarind tree which going to died,they stopped for a rest and travelled later. They arrived Phra Thaat Phanom but it was finished so they couldn't house the relic inside. They decided to go back on the same route and found that Tamarind tree 've became alive. It was a miracle so they decided to built chedi over that tamarind tree and contained the great relic with some auspicious stuffs. Then it became the legend of Khon Kaen too.
The interesting things here 're Phra Thaat Kham Kaen chedi with 10 meters hight. And on the East of chedi located the Ubosot or Sim or Or ordination hall in Lanxang style.
This museum housed all artifacts which found in upper N/E area from Pre-history to present included local artifacts. The museum building have 2 floors exhibit the local content of upper Isan area in the field of Geography, History, Archaeology, Folk culture and Ethnology classified into different topics such as Geography of upper Isan region, Prehistorical Period ,Historical Period : Dvaravati Culture ,Khmer culture of Lopburi art &Thai - Lao Culture. The most interesting stuffs for me is the sema or boundary marker which found in Fa Dad Song Yang Ancient city in Kalasin province.The sema carved the story of Buddha life which depicted the story,clothing and accesseries,architectures of that period. It tells more about Dvaravati period in this Esan area. Outside also exhibits some Semas in an open air building and in the field. You can see how the Dvaravati people located the sema. Museum services : museum guide, documentary arrangement service and library service. Museum shop selling souvenir items and books concerning history, fine arts and archaeology
Open : 09.00 a.m.-16.00 p.m.
Closed : Monday, Tuesday and Public holidays.
Admission fee : 30 Bahts
In the same area located the 7th regional office of Archaeology and National Museum Khon Kaen :
Tel. (043) 242129 Fax. (043) 337629 Archaeology and National Museum Bureau Department of Fine Arts
One of the most interesting things when visitng a different country and culture is the food.
Thailand is famous vor its delicous food and spices and Thais do it very spicy! HOT !
Opposite of the Charoen Thani Princess Hotel is a big food market.
Locals sell fresh vegetables, spices, fruit etc. If you dare to try one is up to you.
To me seeing huuuuuuuge bags full of chilli was impressing enough!