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Buri Ram
About Buri Ram

Buriram is a land of volcanoes and ancient Khmer civilization site in Thailand which make it important as a historical tourist attraction. In addition, Buriram is also nicknamed as the land of stone castles. To emphasize its richness in cultural heritage, there are crafts like silk and Na Pho Mudmee (ikat). Currently, Buriram has a popular football stadium and motorsport race track where many tourists never miss their chance taking photo with.

The province is divided into 23 districts; Mueang Buriram, Nang Rong, Lam Plai Mat, Khu Mueang, Krasang, Nong Ki, Lahan Sai, Prakhon Chai, Ban Kruat, Phutthaisong, Satuek, Pakham, Na Pho, Nong Hong, Phlapphla Chai, Huai Rat, Non Suwan, Chamni, Non Din Daeng, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Ban Mai Chaiyaphot, Khaen Dong and Ban Dan. 

How to go

There are general bus and air-conditioned bus available every day from Bangkok to Nakorn Ratchasima in the Bangkok Bus Terminal (North-eastern bound) or Mor Chit 2 in Kampanphet road. The journey takes around 6 hours. Contact Bangkok terminal tel. 1490 or Kitjakarn Ratchasima company tel. 0 2271 2390 for more information. 

An easier way to book your bus ride via online book provided by the Transport company’s website www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com as well as www.thairoute.com

Take Bangkok (Hua Lampong station) to Ubon Ratchathani or Nakorn Ratchasima – Ubon Ratchathani train with daily departures. You can choose from ordinary, rapid, express train, and air-conditioned diesel railcar. The later one can save more time than personal car. Contact the state railway at tel. 1690 or www.railway.co.th.

You can also book a ticket online (e-TSRT) at https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

Nok Air and Air Asia offer multiple flights from Bangkok to Buriram that takes only 1-hour flight time. 

Recommended

Phanom Rung Historical Park

This is a grand and majestic Khmer site over a thousand years old. Built on an extinct volcano, it is originally a Hindu religious site and later became a Buddhist one. During the 15th-18th Buddhist century, several additions were made.

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Bird Park (Suan Nok)

This is a wildlife reserve at Huai Talat reservoir. To get there, take the Buriram-Prakhon Chai road for 12 kilometres and take a left-handed road for 2 kilometres. The park is the home of many waterfowls that include both local species and those that migrate from colder countries. They are prevalent during November to April which is Thailand's dry season.

Bird Park (Suan Nok)

Lower North-eastern Cultural Centre

This cultural centre is in Buriram Rajabhat Institute. It has collections and displays of artifacts and is a local archaeological, historical and arts study centre. Exhibitions of the centre include: - Geography, history and ancient community. - Elephants and the culture of the Suai people, including tools used in capturing elephants, items in elephant rituals and photos of elephant corralling in the old days. - Local woven clothes. - Wall mural about the Twelve Month Ceremony of people in Northeast. - Pottery and Chinese ceramics found in Buriram. The centre is open from Monday to Friday from 09.00-16.00. It is closed on weekends and holidays. For more information, please contact tel. 0 4461 1221 ext. 159.

Lower North-eastern Cultural Centre