Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is situated roughly 270 miles (435 kilometers) southwest of Kranuan.
When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your holidays, keep in mind that Kranuan is merely just the start; Khon Kaen is dotted with fabulous things to see and do. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Khao Suan Kwang, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Pa Kho 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
World travelers know that food is a good technique to truly experience a destination. Typical foods are tom saep (hot and sour meat soup) and koi pla (spicy raw fish salad), but of course there are many other interesting dishes for foodies. Don't forget, no matter what time it is, Khon Kaen is a good place to enjoy Northeast Thailand.
The true soul of a destination resides not just within it's monuments and mountains, but also within its words. Taking the time to practice just a handful of useful Thai words, sayings and salutations will make your journey to Kranuan all the more rewarding. "Yàak dtên ram măi?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a handy phrase to remember. Or try "Kun maa jàak tee năi?" (Where are you from?).
When it's time to leave this special place, say a fond Laa gòn ná (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the places you've seen.