Rim Bueng Market

Khon Kaen

This buzzing little lakeside evening market features a whole stretch of street-food stalls selling everything from barbecued skewers and grilled fish to tropical fruits and ready-made portions of mango sticky rice. You can also watch Thai-style sweets such as kà-nǒm being made. The market also contains second-hand clothing and paint-your-own pottery stalls.

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1. Wat That

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2. Bueng Kaen Nakhon

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3. Hong Moon Mung

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4. Mahesak Shrine


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5. Sanjao Bueng Tao Gong Ma

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6. Wat Pho Ban Nontan

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7. One Pillar Pagoda

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8. Talat Banglamphu-Bobae

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