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A Visit To Dino Water Park Khon Kaen

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A Visit To Dino Water Park Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen has a newish, very nearly completed, Water Park, that has been open for almost a year. The ‘biggest’ in North East Thailand according to their website. Its called Dino Water Park, naturally, keeping in line with the theme and obsession with dinosaurs in Khon Kaen. Its located off highway 2 and behind Platunam…

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Khon Kaen Land Of Dinosaurs

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Khon Kaen Land Of Dinosaurs

Go anywhere in Khon Kaen and you`re sure to come across dinosaurs. All the main roads leading to Khon Kaen have huge life size replicas of dinosaurs. on the outskirts of the city. The nickname of Khon Kaen Football Team is the T-Rexs’. The water park is called Dino Water Park. All the parks in…

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Village Life – A Typical Day in A Rural Khon Kaen Village

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Village Life – A Typical Day in A Rural Khon Kaen Village

Working in the fields   There`s a rhythm to life in an Esan rural village in Khon Kaen which is totally different to that say of a town or city. The first stirrings of life come before sun rise as charcoal fires are lit for cooking, dogs stretch out from their slumbers and cockerels noisily…

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Khon Kaen Misrepresented By Travel Websites

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Khon Kaen Misrepresented By Travel Websites

  You will find all sorts of information about Khon Kaen on many well known and lesser known websites. Khon Kaen Times was started, in part, because of what you’ll read on those websites. Don’t get me wrong there is some good information but a lot of it is out of date, inaccurate, plagiarized and…

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Khon Kaen Banks The Falang Experience

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Khon Kaen Banks The Falang Experience

Have you got a bank account in Khon Kaen? For those that have, then some of these experiences will probably resonate with you. For a start you need to open a bank account. Easier said than done. All the major Thai Banks have a policy which is not necessarily followed at branch level, like in…

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Driving Round The Bend In Khon Kaen

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Driving Round The Bend In Khon Kaen

Driving in Khon Kaen or actually anywhere in Thailand should come with a government health warning. For good reasons Thailand is now ranked number 1 country in the world for the most road accidents and deaths. Even those figures should be higher. Since, if you are injured in a road accident, but carted off to…

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Khon Kaen Football Club Close To Promotion

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Khon Kaen Football Club Close To Promotion

Khon Kaen Football Club played against Sa Kaeo on Saturday 24th June in League Division 3 at Khon Kaen Stadium. I went along with 2 friends also from Khon Kaen where we sat opposite the posh seats and in amongst the lovely Khon Kaen Ultras. 60 baht to gain entry. The Khon Kaen Ultras consist…

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Khon Kaen Writers Needed for KK Times

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Khon Kaen Writers Needed for KK Times

Khon Kaen Times is looking for guest article writers. It doesn`t have to be on a regular basis, a one off would be fine. They say everyone has a book in them. So now’s your chance to see if you can put pen to paper. Have you got something to say about life in Khon…

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High Speed Rail Link But Not To Khon Kaen

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High Speed Rail Link But Not To Khon Kaen

Engineering deans from 61 universities, including Khon Kaen, want the government to pressure China into setting up a high-speed train equipment testing facility in Thailand, on top of allowing Thais to participate in their joint rail project as engineers.The main goal would be to transfer technology know-how so Thailand will not have to rely on…

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Khon Kaen Stores Selling Farang Food

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Khon Kaen Stores Selling Farang Food

Lets be honest here there aren’t many of us living in Khon Kaen that don`t occasionally miss food or drink, of one sort or another, from back home. And, as you may know, there are several places in Khon Kaen where you can buy the real McCoy so to speak. Though usually at an imported…

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