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Ban Khok Sanga king cobras village  in Tambon Sai Mun is famous for its strange pets, king cobra, kept at every house. The villagers formally earned extra income by selling herbal medicines by travelling around through villages. By 1951, a local doctor, Ken Yongla started a cobra show, which was successful to attract clients to the village. Anyway, a cobra show was too dangerous as the snake can spit its poison for two metres making a man blind. So he changed to conduct the show with a king cobra and inherited such skill to the villagers. Today, after the harvest season, with better transportation, villagers of Khok Sa-nga always travel around to organise a snake show and offer their herbal medicine. In the village, a snake show is held at Wat Si Thamma, performing different series of show such as snake dancing and boxing between king cobra and man. Exhibitions regarding the king cobra as well as nursery are located nearby.


How to get there: Ban Khok Sa - nga is 49 kilometres from downtown Khon Kaen. Visitors can go via Highway 2 and make a right turn at kilometre 33 to Highway 2039. At kilometre 14, opposite Phang Thui police box, turn right onto a soil road. Then keep going through Ban Na Ngam and make a left turn at the intersection, continue for another 600 metres.


Hong Mun Mang or Khon Kaen City Museum This museum is situated by the Kaen Nakhon Lake in the town. Hong: means a tower for keeping treasures. Hong Mun Mang is a tower where accumulated historical articles of Khon Kaen are preserved. It is a museum which reflects the way of life of Khon Kaen people from the past to the present. This museum was established to link each community in Khon Kaen province and to make people feel pride in their community. It is also a centre of study and research on the history of Khon Kaen.

There are five zones:


Zone 1 : Introduction to Khon Kaen province

Zone 2 : History and Culture of Khon Kaen

Zone 3 : The founding of the city

Zone 4 : Towns and lifestyles of Khon Kaen people

Zone 5 : Khon Kaen Today.


The museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 12 noon - 8.00 p.m.

Entrance fee is 90 Baht. For more information please contact The Town Council Office of Khon Kaen, Prachasamran Road, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province, Tel. 0 4327 1173, 04322 4032   04322 4032 during office hours.

Art and Cultural Centre Located in the compound of Khon Kaen University, the Isan barn - style building features local knowledge in different areas; namely, arts, geography and history through a modern display. The centre can be reached through the Si Than Gate.







 

 

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