Khon Kaen To Udon Thani By Train

By : Manfred T | 23 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Transport, Udon Thani | Tags:

For the next part of our trip around Northeast Thailand, we got a train from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani. There are only around four trains per day, with the most convenient for us being the 3rd class 09:42. The train is free for Thais and 25 baht ($0.80) for foreigners. Journey time to Udon …

New Thailand Visa Overstay Rules

By : Manfred T | 22 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Planning & Visas, Thailand | Tags:

Thailand Immigration has introduced tough new rules to deal with visitors who overstay in the country. The previous rules were pretty lenient – people could overstay for years, pay a small fine, leave and be allowed back the same day. The new rules include bans on returning to Thailand for up to 10 years. Make …

Vegetarian Restaurants In Khon Kaen, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 22 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Vegetarian Food | Tags:

We recently spent a few days in Khon Kaen in Northeast Thailand and found three great vegetarian restaurants there. Two are located in the city center so are fairly easy to walk to, while the third is a little further away. We stayed at Phanthipha Residence while we were in Khon Kaen. Click here to book …

King Cobra Village, Khon Kaen, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 20 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Khon Kaen, Thailand | Tags: , ,

Our main reason for traveling to Khon Kaen was to visit the King Cobra Village which is about 50-60 km from the city center. It was interesting, although a little disappointing for me, as many snakes and other animals were kept in small cages. It seems to be a mostly Thai attraction, as I didn’t …

Phanthipha Residence, Khon Kaen, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 20 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Where We Stayed | Tags: ,

We’re in Khon Kaen for a few days and have chosen to stay in a Deluxe Room at Phanthipha Residence in the city center. It’s our first visit to Khon Kaen and you never quite know what to expect when booking a hotel in a city you’ve never visited. But this was an excellent choice. …

Bangkok To Khon Kaen By VIP Bus

By : Manfred T | 19 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Bangkok, Isaan, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Transport | Tags:

We usually prefer to travel by train, but decided to get a VIP bus for our journey to Khon Kaen, as the bus times were much more convenient than the train. We chose to travel with Nakhonchai Air, as we’ve used them in the past and the bus, staff and service are all excellent. We …

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