Tours and Field Studies for Khon Kaen, Thailand
USAC encourages you to participate in the tours; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
Arrive with the group in Bangkok and explore the capital of Thailand. Visit well-known sites including the Siam Center, Erawan Shrine, Pratunam Market, Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and more! At the end of the tour, travel with the group by train to Khon Kaen.
On this optional three-day, two-night tour trek up to the summit of Phu Kradueng, which is 1,325 meters above sea level. The 60-square-meter top plateau of Phu Kradueng is blessed with beautiful sceneries, pine forests, and wild flowers. Other attractions include Pha Nok Aen, the cliff that offers a breathtaking view of sunrise; Pha Lom Sak, a sandstone ledge providing views of the hills and valleys; and Pha Yiap Mek, where cottony clouds suggest a misty world of shadow figures.
Phu Wiang National Park Tour
Nobody had ever thought the Isan plateau was once the home of dinosaurs until 1976 when a uranium survey team discovered a fossil found to be the knee bone of a dinosaur after being examined by French specialists. In the park, geologists have found many dinosaur fossils. These fossils are now displayed in the museum of the Department of Mineral Resources. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also traces of ancient civilizations.