Wednesday Walk in Khon Kaen City , Thailand !!

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Angelo Mariconte @hangin
· September 2019 · 5 min read · Thailand · #wednesdaywalk

Khon Kaen City is the fifth largest city of the northeastern provinces of Thailand and today i happen to be visiting my girl friend who lives in Khon Kaen about 50 kms out from the city. It's less then an hour's flight from Bangkok airport a 450 kms flight to be exact it was only a 50 minute flight quite quick actually.


Khon Kaen is a the large province in the center of Isan and is a well know agricultural province it is the capital for growing rice and the biggest exporter of rice but not only that the province is also know for many famous temples. This is the main road entry to this beautiful city only a few kilometers from the airport and as you enter the city you will see this enormous shopping complex called Central Plaza what a beautiful structure.


This huge metal metal cane basket structure is a design of what the province uses to serve their sticky rice at each meal time it is a symbol of Isan and it stands just opposite the central plaza shopping mall.


Further down from the central plaza mall is this massive concrete above ground bullet train railway link that has started from Bangkok city connecting to Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai on the Laos border, through Laos and then to China and still under construction i hear it will be opening for service in 2023.


Enough of the city for now we have booked into a hotel in the center of the city we will have some breakfast and then go visit this famous temple called the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon Temple the most worshiped temple in Khon Kaen.


This is actually the most eye catching temple in Khon Kaen it stands 9 storeys high they call it the 9 storey stupa standing at 80 meters from ground level. Inside the temple the walls are adorned with murals that show Isan culture, the history of Khon Kaen, as well as depictions of Buddhist stories.


Walking up these steep winding steps to the observation deck on the 9th floor it provides 360 degree views of Khon Kaen town and Bueng Kaen Nakhon lake just breathtaking views and we had the most beautiful clear blue sky day but you can also observe views from every other level the temple has balconies on every level.


After admiring this beautiful masterpiece we decided to head of to the Bueng Kaen Nakhon lake which you were able to see from the temple's observation deck on the top floor which was about a 30 minute drive away from the temple.


The lake spreads over an area of nearly 100 hectares of calm water, almost entirely surrounded by tree lined parks and it draws a lots of people who want to come here to exercise or simply take a walk and enjoy the sceneries.


From this lake you can look back at the temple we had just come from spectacular sunset across the lake with the Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon Temple in the background.


A very adventurous day but it wasn't over yet we left the lake and headed back to the central plaza as they have lots of food vendor stalls around that area as my girl friend told me and we had certainly worked up a appetite after walking all them steps in the temple then around the lake.


Take your pick seafood omelette , chicken or beef kebabs , seafood spicy salad , fried crabs , bugs , sweets and many more varieties of foods no shortage of street foods in Khon Kaen City like a small version of Bangkok city i am amazed.


After having a feast we were fully energized again and their was one more spectacular shrine that i wanted to see which was just down the road from where we were. We had decided to leave the car in the car park and walk down to this shrine after all that food we needed to walk it was about 1 km down the main road from where i came in from this morning , passing a few more vendors along the way food everywhere in this town there is no way you will starve around here...lol :)


This City Pillar Shrine is one of the most worshiped shrine's in Khon Kaen people from all over the city and villages will come here to pray in hope of success and fortune. It is even said that the Thai people come here to pray for hopping to have success in picking there lucky lottery numbers.


This Shrine is one of the best i have seen in Thailand it so vibrant and full of energy it's always lit up like a Christmas tree constantly changing colors i had to end the day with taking some photos of my beautiful lady in this beautiful manicured green area of this spectacular Shrine.


Thank you @tattoodjay for #wednesdaywalk challenge it's certainly giving me more of a boost to get out there and see the beautiful things around us.


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Nice to see another part of theCountry and it looks like a beautiful area with such nteresting designs someof the buildings,b it that temple is amazing,I am always amazed but eh ornate details onthe temples there, and the views you shared with us were spectacular

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Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)


Thank you my friend Thailand never ceases to amaze me and this part of Thailand is truly amazing where you can see where most of the Thai culture has originated from so much to see and do in this province :)


Cheers mate
I think it’s when you get out if the big cities that you can really appreciate the culture and personality of a country


This is so true when i am out of the city i really feel then that i am on holidays and enjoy the time like a little kid :)


That’s the same way I feel
Ok it’s cool to see the well known or touristy spots in a country but so often that’s not really what the country is like


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beautiful photography


Thank you @beingrahul for dropping by :)


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What can I say Angelo, fascinating place! But of course the photos of the temple, the Buddhas, sunset and your lady are my favorite!!! Soooooooo beautiful 😊


Ohhhhh...that is very sweet of you...thank you... i had no idea this city was so beautiful and so friendly i will be going back there again in the near future to see more of this wonderful city 😀


My pleasure Angelo! I wish I could visit it someday too 😊


Keep the dream alive you never know and sorry for the late reply have been so busy 🌝


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Whatsup @whatsupSeptember 2019

Beautiful pictures, and a nice tour


Thank you @whatsup and thank you for your visit much appreciated 😀


!trdo for your rich post ;)


Architecture, art work, mosaic flooring an amazing set of photography in the region, giving a wonderful feel of a day out in Khon Kaen.

Shrines, temples and eventually back to lake walk and food, a jam packed day out, most enjoyable @hangin with a lovely lady accompanying you, have a brilliant weekend.


Thank you so much @joanstewart and sorry for the late reply i have been spending some time with my lovely lady away from the computer a bit i do love this city it is one city you will never get bored with their is so much to see and do 🌝


Enjoy time away from computers, living life is travel and exploring, alas everything takes money so we end up back in front of computers way too soon....


Yep this is so true so enjoy as much as you can while your out there holidaying 😎