Khon Kaen to Khon Kaen
We leave the city in the morning to visit one of northern Isan's largest and best preserved Khmer ruins and a temple with original and now very rare Isan-style murals, which are far different from the murals found in modern temples. Next we visit a silk weaving village where you can see the process of making mut-mee fabric, from raising the silk worms to spinning and dying the thread to the painstaking hand-weaving. We then spend the afternoon exploring a local fresh market and visiting two of Khon Kaen city's most interesting and beautiful temples, Wat Pho Nontan and the must-see Wat Nong Wang. The mix of city and countryside makes a very diverse and interesting trip.
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Visit the city's most beautiful temples.
This tour begins in the countryside at a
historic little temple that features traditional Isan-style murals, few of which exist anymore, and a style of guardian naga you've surely never seen before. Then we'll visit the 12th-century Prasat Puay Noi, the largest and most intact Khmer temple ruin in northern Isan. It has some excellent carvings and you'll most likely be able to explore it all by yourself since few visitors go there. We finish in a small, traditional silk weaving village where many families raise their own worms and you'll also get to see the long, complicated process behind Isan's distinctive mut-mee silk fabric. You'll even have the opportunity to sit down at a loom and weave some yourself.
After lunch we'll stroll through the side-by-side Bobae and Banglamphu markets to see many foods you surely won't find at your supermarket back home and then visit a pair of temples around Khon Kaen's city-center lake, Bueng Kaen Nakhon. First up is Wat Nong Wang, Khon Kaen's most famous and beautiful temple. Its distinctive stupa, Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, features a museum of local culture, a repository of rare Buddha images, and a 9th-floor observation deck with wonderful views. Across the lake, Wat Pho Nontan's meditation hall features a unique concrete 'jungle' along with relief murals showing various Isan proverbs.
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Explore Prasat Puay Noi Khmer ruin.
Prices valid until 31 May 2019
All sightseeing and activities as specified in the itinerary with English-speaking local guides, entrance fees, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, hotel transfers, snacks and cold water in the vehicle, accident insurance, taxes, and pre-departure travel consultation.
Price Does Not Include
Meals and drinks, travel and medical insurance, personal expenses (such as souvenirs, snacks, etc.), tips/gratuities, and any additional expenses incurred due to airline schedule changes, natural disasters, political actions, or other factors beyond our control.
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