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Buriram - บุรีรัมย

Buriram is 410km from Bangkok, 245km from Amnat Charoen, 361km from Ang Thong, 410km from Ayutthaya, 431km from Chainat, 192km from Chaiyaphum, 926km from Chiang Mai, 1,021km from Chiang Rai, 184km from Kalasin, 596km from Kamphaeng Phet, 200km from Khon Kaen, 151km from Korat, 838km from Lampang, 907km from Lamphun, 417km from Loei, 349km from Lopburi, 1,163km from Mae Hong Son, 145km from Mahasarakham, 302km from Mukdahan, 414km from Nakhon Phanom, 478km from Nakhon Sawan, 903km from Nan, 361km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 366km from Nong Khai, 927km from Phayao, 461km from Phetchabun, 592km from Phichit, 608km from Phitsanulok, 786km from Phrae, 146km from Roi Et, 655km from Sukhothai, 321km from Sakon Nakhon, 303km from Saraburi, 382km from Singburi, 142km from Sisaket, 56km from Surin, 664km from Tak, 203km from Ubon Ratchathani, 315km from Udon Thani, 460km from Uthai Thani, 726km from Uttaradit and 191km from Yasothon, it can be got to by coach or train.

Buriram has quite a few expats so you will find farang bars and restaurants, plus a couple of disco type places.

Buriram Province shares borders with Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Surin.

Buriram Province has many tourist attractions including Khao Kradong Forest Park

If you want to learn more about Buriram Province or have a question why not visit our Isaan & Buriram Forum.

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Members Vacations in Buriram

Phanom Rung historical park

Phanom Rung - ปราสาทหินพนมรุ้ง or, with its full name, Prasat Hin Phanom Rung (Phanom Rung Stone Castle), is a Khmer temple complex set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 1,320 feet above sea level.
Another visit to Phanom Rung.

Prasat and Prang in Isaan

Trips to Prasat and Prang plus a few other ancient Temples.

Buriram Temples & Ruins

Phanom Rung & Prasat Muang Tam with some nice photos showing some of the intricate carvings on the stone.

Buriram Tourist Attractions

Suan Nok (bird park), Buriram

Suan Nok (bird park) is at Huay Talat Reservoir, a wildlife reserve. To get there, take the Buri Ram-Prakhon Chai Road for 12 kilometres and take a left-hand 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 Thailandís dry season.

Lower Northeastern 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.

The Ancient Kilns

These ancient kilns constitute one of the most important pottery-making centers of the ancient Khmer Empire. The kilns date from the 14th-19th Buddhist century. The pottery made here was supplied to cities in the empire. The Fine Arts Department has renovated 2 kilns called Tao Sawai and Tao Nai Chian, 5 and 10 kilometres from Ban Kruat, respectively. The kilns are ideal for those interested in archaeology.

Buri Ram Cultural Centre

The Centre is located in the Rajabhat Buri Ram University, Amphoe Mueang. Collections of antiques, local textiles, mural paintings and various exhibitions are on display. Open daily (except national holidays), Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m.-7.00 p.m. Weekends from 8.30 a.m.-4.00p.m. Tel. 0 4461 1221} 0 4460 1616 ext.159

Ban Khok Ngio Sanctuary (Prasat Ban Khok Ngio)

This stone sanctuary is 3 kilometres before Pakham, or 75 kilometres from Buriram on No. 218 and 348. This ancient Khmer site is in Wat Khok Ngio and it acted as a sort of local health office in ancient times. King Jayavoraman VII ordered its construction in the 18th Buddhist century.

Nong Hong Sanctuary (Prasat Nong Hong)

Prasat Nong Hong is another Khmer sanctuary about 100 kilometres south of Buriram town near Laem Nang Rong dam. The sanctuary comprises 3 brick pagodas built on the same laterite base and surrounded by a laterite wall and a moat. It dated from the 16th Buddhist century.

Khao Angkhan Temple (Wat Khao Angkhan)

Wat Khao Angkhan is on an extinct volcano 20 kilometres from Phanom Rung. If travelling from Ban Ta Pek (between Ban Tako and Phanom Rung), use the road to Lahan Sai for 5 kilometres and onto a branch road to the temple for 10 kilometres. Wat Khao Angkhan represents an interesting mixture of architecture from various periods. Inside the main building are wall murals and stories of Buddhism told in English. Furthermore, many Dvaravati sandstone temple boundary markers have been discovered here.

Ku Suan Taeng

This khmer sanctuary at Ban Don Wai can be reached by using the Buriram-Phayakkhaphum Phisai road (Highway No. 219) for 70 kilometres, then left onto Highway No. 202 to Prathai for about 40 kilometres where there is a left-hand road to Ku Suan Taeng. This is another Khmer site with 3 brick pagodas on a single laterite base. The famous Narai Banthom Sin lintel was discovered here and is now kept in the National Museum in Bangkok. The lintel proves this site dates from the 17th Buddhist century.

Mueang Tam Stone Sanctuary (Prasat Mueang Tam)

This stone sanctuary can be reached by taking the road to Prakhon Chai for 8 kilometres and another 5 kilometres on a road on the right-hand side. This Khmer site has a square layout. Its main structures are 5 brick pagodas built on the same foundation and enclosed by two walls. The 4 doorways are perpendicular to each other and built of sandstone with beautiful designs. The inner wall is made of sandstone and is one long, narrow continuous corridor, called Rabiang Khot. The outer wall is made of laterite. Lintels adorn doorways and the main pagoda, recounting Hindu tales. Another highlight of the site is the 4 large pools between the walls. The edges of the pools have serpent designs with the head at the pool corner. The beauty of this Khmer site is second only to that of Phanom Rung.

Buriram National Parks

Ta Phraya National Park

The landscape is high mountains from Bantat Mountain range to Phanom Dong Rak Mountain range. It is the connecting point between Thailand and Cambodia. The highest peak is Pran Nuch Peak, which is about 579 m. high.

Guesthouses & Hotels in Buriram

Thepnakorn Hotel
139 Moo 3 Tambol E-Sarn, Muang District, Buriram Province, Thailand 31000
Tel. (66-44)613400-2
Room rates from 1,000baht per night.

Nangrong Hotel
243 Praditpana Rd., Nangrong District Buri Ram 31110
Tel: 044-631-014

Ploy Resort
6/11 Bulamduan Road, Tumbon Naimuang, Amphoe Mueang Buri Ram 31000
Tel: 044-611-554
Room rates from 700baht per night

Thai (Guesthouse)
38/1 Romburi Rd., Muang Buriram, Buriram, 31000;
Tel: 66.0-4461-1112

Fhean Fha Palace Hotel
240/9 Jira Road.
Tel 044 617 112

Grand Hotel
137 Niwas Road.
Tel 044 611 089

Hotel Prachasamakkee
147-191 Sunthonthep Road, Amphoe Muang, Buriram.
+66 (0) 44 611198

Chai Charoen
114-116 Niwas Road, Amphoe Muang, Buriram.
+66 (0) 44 611559

Hotel Kasemsook
in Buri Ram, Thailand situated 41 Prachasantisook Road, Amphoe Nang-Rong, Buriram.
+66(0)44 631039

Buri Ram Sirarom
148 Niwas Road, Tambon Nai Muang, Amphoe Muang, Buriram.
+66 (0) 44 611740

Buriram Festivals

Buriram has a few local festivals each year, 4 of these are at Prasat Phanom Rung when the sun rays pass straight through the 15 perfectly aligned doorways of Prasat Phanom Rung, a revered and ancient Hindu monastery, two sunrises, in April and September, and two sunsets, in March and October.
In November are the Buriram Royal Trophy Long Boat Races, and in December is the Isaan grand kite procession.

Buriram Emergency

Ekachon Buriram Hospital
197, moo 2, Chumhet, Buriram-Phutthaisong Road, Buriram 31000
Tel:(044) 614 100-7

Buriram Hospital
1 Nah Sathanee Rodfai Road, District Muang, Buriram 31000
(044) 611 262

Buriram Police Station
Jira Road.
Tel 044 612 240

Tourist Police
Police Station, Sub-Division 3, Tourist Police Division
covering the Buriram & Surin Provinces.
PHONE Police Station : 044-341778
Thai language: 089 896 5695/086 247 6695
English language: 084 913 1421/087 078 6497

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Phanom Rung Temple

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