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       4    KHON KAEN    KHON KAEN

            CITY                   The name Khon Kaen

            FAST                   most likely originated from the word
                                   “Kham  Kaen,”  which  is  said  to  be  a
                                   dead  tamarind  stump  that  magically
            FACTS                  sprouted. A pagoda, Phra That Kham
                                   Kaen, was raised atop it and is now a
                                   revered place of prayer for the province.

           Khon Kaen’s motto
       “Land of Kham Kaen shrine, sound of the Isan reed flute and Khoon flowers, Thai
       silk center, binding hearts in friendship; travel to the big city of Khon Kaen, see
       Sirindhorn’s Dinosaur and visit the home of the first gold medal in Olympic boxing.”

           Khon Kaen’s MICE vision
       is to become one of the top 10 MICE city destinations in ASEAN.

           Phu Wiang District             Thoranin cotton cloth
       is home to a large number of dinosaur   dyed using over 130 million years old
       fossil  excavations;  efforts  have  been   ancient sandstone from Khok Phu Ta Ka
       made to establish it as a UNESCO   community in Wiang Kao district, is one
       Global Geopark.               of its most famous products.

          Khao Niew Road                  It is adjacent

       in  2019  was  recognized  by  Guinness      to 9 provinces
       World Records as the site of the world’s
       longest-running human wave event, with   namely Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udonthani,
       over 120,000 participants.    Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Buriram,
                                     Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and

           A hub for commerce and investment

       and government offices in the northeast, and also home to the long-established
       Khon Kaen University and a medical facility.
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