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  • Silk Festival, Phuk Sieo Tradition and Red Cross Fair

     July 15, 2012

    Silk Festival, Phuk Sieo Tradition and Red Cross Fair The annual fair is held during 29 November to 10 December of  each year right in front of  the city hall. Besides growing rice, silk  production is a main source of  extra income among people in the Northeast, and Khon Kaen today can be called a major silk production centre. ‘Phuk Sieo’ is a native tradition of  Northeast to tighten friendship. To promote such unique traditions, the…

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  • Phrathat Kham Kaen Fair

     

    Phrathat Kham Kaen Fair The fair takes place at Wat Chetiyaphum where Phrathat Kham Kaen is situated on the full-moon day of  the sixth lunar month. The fair is intended for the people of  Khon Kaen to pay homage to the much revered Phrathat as well as for  them to have something to rely on spiritually and make merit.

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  • The Festival of Dok Khun Siang Khaen and Khao Niao Road

     

    The Festival of Dok Khun Siang Khaen and Khao Niao Road The provincial festival of  Khon Kaen is held annually during 13-15 April to celebrate the Songkran festival or water splashing. Around Kaen Nakhon Lake and on Si Chan Road, the people of Khon Kaen always start their celebration with donation of  food to the monks, ritual bathing of  a Buddha image, and blessing elders. Local performances will be held to entertain all fair goers.

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  • Scientific Centre for Education, Khon Kaen Province

     July 14, 2012

    Scientific Centre for Education, Khon Kaen Province Located on a 51 rai plot of  land, the centre is a knowledge hub in science and technology for children, youth, students, and the public. The 2-storey building has various exhibitions regarding science and environment as well as the Scientist Princess Room which features history and performances of  Prof. Dr. Princess Chulabhorn and the Primeval World Room which features dinosaur and fossils. The scientific center is open on weekdays…

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  • Wat Sa Bua Kaeo

     

    Wat Sa Bua Kaeo The temple is located at Ban Wang  Khun. The mural and sculptural works of  this temple is worth a visit. Crouching guardian lion replicas are on both sides of  the stairway leading up to the Ubosot, ordination hall, with sculptures of  men stretching their legs in front in front. Luangpho Phui, preceptor of  the temple, created all of  these sculptures. Murals on four walls of  this concrete ordination hall, both exterior and…

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  • Prasat Pueai Noi or Phrathat Ku Thong

     

    Prasat Pueai Noi or Phrathat Ku Thong This Khmer ruin is smaller than many others found in the Northeast region, it remains in good condition. Prasat Pueai Noi was built in the 11-12th century in a mixed style between Baphuon and Angkor Wat as a shrine honouring Hindu Gods. According to cosmology, the central tower or Prang Prathan stands for Mount Sumeru which is the centre of  the cosmos where the gods stay. The ruins were…

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  • Wat Udom Khongkha Khiri Khet

     

    Wat Udom Khongkha Khiri Khet Good for meditation practicing, the temple is located deep in lush forest in Tambon Ban Khok. Luangpu Phang, a Buddhist monk famous in meditation, once lived here. Today, Buddhists come to visit the temple and pay respect to his monument in the temple compound. How to get there: visitors can go via Highway 12 (Khon Kaen-Chum Phae) for 14 kilometres then turn left to Highway 2062 (Ban Thum-Mancha Khiri Road) for…

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  • Sim (ubosot of Wat Sa Thong Ban Bua)

     

    Sim (ubosot of Wat Sa Thong Ban Bua) This  Sim, ordination hall, is architectural heritage of  Isan with outstanding local characters. The exterior is decorated with colourful mural and glass. The Sim houses a rare Isan-style sandstone Buddha image. In 2002, the  Sim was awarded a precious architecture, heritage and cultural conservation of  the Asia Pacific by UNESCO.

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