Khonkaen – City

Khon Kaen is the commercial, administrative an educational centre of the Northeast, which is often used by travellers as a base for visiting many parts of upper Isan.
The city offers some shopping centers and night markets and also the very fast growing up Pratunam market, a copy of Bangkoks biggest centres for ready-to-wear clothing. Find what ever you like, starting from cheap fake products up to designer wear. If you are looking for a huge range of banging night clubs, wild and sexy go-go bars, classic western-style ex-pat pubs and a lot more you will be disappointed.
Ofcourse there is an small nightlife area offering live music, some nightclubs, pubs and restaurants, where the staff also understand english, which is not typical for Isan.

Find below some information about where to go and where it is easy for foreigners because of the language.

Information by
Tourism Authority
of Thailand
& PMD Travel

SPA's | Shopping Center & Markets | Restaurants & nightlife


We don´t want to talk about Spa`s from the big hotels like Pullman or Centara, which are really good, and also not about every massage-shop in Khonkaen. We want to recommend a few private Spa`s in the city, where the staff is really well educated and the rate per hour is much more cheaper than in the big hotels.

Aroma 2 hours = 700 to 800THB or Thaimassage 2 hours = 300 to 400THB

Pranisa Spa
Located behind Kosa Hotel. Whatever you will book, Thaimassage or Aroma, you will feel very good and relaxed. Also for couples in the coupleroom. The staff is really good. At the reception english no problem.


AROKAYA Wellnes Center & Spa
Located at the big lake in neighborhood of the big chinese temple. Whatever you will book from the Spa menue, you will feel that the staff is well trained. At the reception english no problem.

Shopping Center & Markets

Shopping in Khonkaen is limited to three major shopping centers and 2 market areas.
There is the Kosa Plaza Center, opposite Kosa Hotel, where you will find at most IT and mobil equipment, also some shops for clothes and a few restaurants. Behind the center turn right and walk 3 minutes down the road you will find yourself in the market area with many Shops and also the fresh market.
The next is Fary Plaza, where you will find at most clothes and accessories.

Along road Nr.2 from Korat to Udonthani, you will find the new main shopping center Central Plaza Khonkaen, where you get all like in Bangkok only a bit smaller. Not to forget the Pratunam market for clothes, direct at Makro Cash&Cary, which is like a copy of the area in Bangkok, only more open.
Also on this street is BigC Supercenter and Tesco Lotus.

Restaurants & nightlife

Tiki Tiki Cafe & Restaurant

The owner Bart & Rose and their staff do a good job. Nice place good food. You will come again ;-)
Bart speaks german, english and french and the staff english.
Located at Kosa Plaza.

KOSA Beer Garden

A beer garden and restaurant with life music. Good food, nice to sit there.

BOSS time

Restaurant and nightclub. The restaurant with life music, big screens for Sport TV, nice staff and very good food and a selection of wine.
The manager speaks english, so all is possible.
To the nightclub you can go direct from the restaurant, only pass the glass door.


Opposite Pullman Hotel

Some small bars and an Italien restaurant.

Rad complex

Nightlife area near Pullman Hotel in Pracha Samran road and in some Soi around.