Looking for a new area to live in Isaan Forum Posted October 20, 2019 · Edited October 20, 2019 by Ostlund56 forgot something. Hi, I live in Ban Phai, about 40km south of Khon Kaen. There is a Big C in town as well as Global. No traffic problem like in KK. Nice swimming pool available, that includes a kids pool as well. When I do need to go to a bigger city I'll go to Khon Kaen. Just 30 mins away.