Talat Banglamphu-Bobae

Khon Kaen

Right in the heart of the city, the adjacent Banglamphu and Bobae markets comprise Khon Kaen's largest and most diverse fresh food sources. It's open nonstop, but in the evening most of the action moves out of the stalls and onto Th Namuang.

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Nearby Khon Kaen attractions

1. City Pillar Shrine

0.44 MILES

Khon Kaen's city pillar shrine is fancier and more frequented than those of most northeastern cities. As thanks for large wishes granted or success in…

2. Wat That

0.67 MILES

This old temple has a soaring bóht and chedi. The latter, dating to 1789 but completely rebuilt in modern times, is surrounded by a cloister featuring…

3. Hong Moon Mung

0.68 MILES

Inside the amphitheatre at Bueng Kaen Nakhon lake, this well-executed museum about Khon Kaen provides a good introduction to Isan, with dioramas and…

4. Sanjao Bueng Tao Gong Ma

0.72 MILES

This is Khon Kaen's biggest and most impressive Chinese temple. It's beautiful at night, and you can sometimes see people practising dragon and lion…

5. Bueng Kaen Nakhon

0.81 MILES

This 100-hectare lake is the most pleasant place in town to spend some time, and the paths hugging its shore link quite a few interesting spots. There's…

6. Walking Street Market

0.82 MILES

In the spirit of Chiang Mai's weekend street markets (but not touristy like them), hundreds of vendors take over Th Na Sunratchakan. Many of them sell…

7. Mahesak Shrine

0.83 MILES

This modern Khmer-style prang is dedicated to the god Indra, who is very important in Theravada Buddhism. It's almost spooky at night.

8. Wat Pho Ban Nontan

0.85 MILES

Just off the lake, this peaceful tree-filled temple and noted meditation centre pre-dates the city and has a săh·lah like no other in Thailand. The ground…