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Non Mueang Ancient Town :

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Non Mueang Ancient Town
        The ancient town on Non Mueang is located at Ban Na Pho, which is around 80 kilometers from Khon Kaen town in Khon Kaen Province. A visit to this site is a must for anyone who is interested in archaeology.More....


Phra That Kham Kaen 

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Phra That Kham Kaen
          Phra That Kham Kaen is around 12 kilometers from the city of Khon Kaen. According to a legend, the king of the Mori town in the Khmer kingdom sent 9 monks to bring back relics of Lord Buddha so that they could be placed in Phrathat Phanom. More....



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Ban Khok Sa-nga (King Cobras' Village) 

        The village of Khok Sa-nga located in Khon Kaen is extremely popular with visitors. Practically anyone who comes to this part of the province never misses a trip to the village. The reason why the village is popular is because of the strange pets the villagers keep.

        Every house of the village keeps a King Cobra as pet. Earlier, the villagers used to travel to other villages selling herbal medicines. But by 1951, Dr Ken Yongla, a local doctor, started a cobra show, which ended up getting very popular and he used this to attract clients to the village. However, the cobra show was quite dangerous as the cobra can spit its poison for 2 meters and if the poison enters the eye, the person can go blind. This led the doctor to change his show and use King Cobras instead. Ever since the villagers are using King Cobras to put up shows and are keeping these dangerous snakes as pets.

        Today, the village of Khok Sa-nga is better connected to other villages. So, instead of selling just herbal medicines, the villagers travel around to conduct snake shows as well. If you go to Khok Sa-nga, you can see the snake show at Wat Si Thamma. Here you can see things like snake dancing or a boxing match between man and King Cobra. Near the temple, you can see exhibitions regarding the King Cobra and then you can go to the nursery where the herbal medicinal plants are grown.

        For people who think that handling poisonous snakes is difficult, just step in Ban Khok Sa-nga to know that there are people in this world who can handle poisonous snakes effortlessly.

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Ban Khok Sa-nga (King Cobras' Village)





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