Khon Kaen is a city in Isan, Thailand. It is also the capital of Khon Kaen Province and the Khon Kaen District. Khon Kaen has some noteworthy Buddhist temples. On the south side of the city and East of the Friendship highway, lake—Bueng Kaen Nakhon with a diverse range of recreation areas and facilities.
The Khon Kaen National Museum, was opened by His Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej on the 20th of December, 1972. It has a diverse selection of antiques, precious art pieces and archaeological finds from the region. The exhibits range from the pre-historic to historical periods, including ancient relics and a skeleton of the 'New Stone Age' man with tools from that period, most of the archaeology being conducted at Muang Fa Daet Song Yang excavation site and Ban Chiang.