General Information of Khon Kaen Geopark

Chanchana KHAMCHA and Suvapak IMSAMUT
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Abstract

Department of Mineral Resources has been surveying and evaluating geosites around Khan Kaen area since 2012. Many sites of these are world class designation especially dinosaur sites. Nowadays, there are 4 new species of dinosaur were found here which are Phuwiangosaurus sirindhorne, Siamosaurus suteethorni, Ginnareemimus khonkaenensis and Siamotyrannus isanensis. Furthermore, archaeological site and cultural sites discovered in this area also be a good combination to set up geopark because geopark is not only about geology but also culture, history and other nature aspects.