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Attractions in Buri Ram province in Thailand

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East of Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram is one of the largest and most populated provinces in the Northeast, with an area of 10,321 sq. km. and the provincial capital located 410 km. from Bangkok. For the visitor, the region is most famous for its ancient Khmer ruin, Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, which is arguably the most impressive of all such monuments to be seen outside Cambodia.

 

 

Phanom Rung Historical Park


Phanom Rung Historical Park


Phanom Rung Historical Park


Prasat Hin Mueang Tam


Wat Khao Angkhan


Khao Phanom Rung Fair

Kite Festival

 

City attraction in Buri Ram

Lower Northeastern Cultural Centre

Located in the Buri Ram Rajabhat University, the centre provides a good introduction to the history and culture of the region with collections of artefacts covering archaeological finds, ceramics, textiles, mural painting, and elephant training. Open weekdays from 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
Tel. 0 4461 1221 ext. 159

 

Out of city attractions in Buri Ram

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Lying about 120 km. south of Buri Ram town and with a spectacular hilltop location, Phanom Rung is a magnificent example of ancient Khmer art and architecture. Dating mostly from the 12th century and constructed out of sandstone and laterite, with the stonework elaborately carved, the park complex is approached via a grand stairway. Principal buildings within the walled compound comprise a chambered gateway, and a square-based sanctuary tower with entrances and antechambers at the four cardinal points. Also noteworthy are the pediments and carved lintels of interior and exterior doorways, as well as the decorative friezes on walls and pillars. Open daily from 6.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.

Phanom Rung Historical Park

 

Wat Khao Angkhan

Sited on an extinct volcano 20 km. from Phanom Rung, Wat Khao Angkhan represents an interesting mixture of architecture from various periods. Inside the main building are murals and stories of Buddhism written in English.

Suan Nok Bird Park

This wildlife reserve at Huai Talat reservoir, reached by taking Buri Ram-Prakhon Chai Road for 12 km. and then a left for 2 km., is home to various species of waterfowl both indigenous and migratory. The best time to visit is between November and April.

Prasat Nong Hong

Another ancient Khmer sanctuary, lying about 100 km. south of Buri Ram town near Khuean Lam Nang Rong, which comprises 3 brick buildings situated on the same laterite base and surrounded by a Iaterite wall and moat.

Prasat Hin Mueang Tam

Located near the foot of the hill of Phanom Rung are the Khmer ruins of Mueang Tam. With 10th century foundations, the small square sanctuary comprises a central building surrounded by four smaller towers, while in the four corners are ceremonial L-shaped ponds. The site is also rich in carved stonework.

 

Special events in Buri Ram

Khao Phanom Rung Fair

April
Held when the sunrise amazingly shines through all 15 doorways of the sanctuary, bringing out the true splendour of the site and confirming the unmatched skill of the sanctuary's builders. Such a spectacle occurs only at Phanom Rung. Activities include an old-style Khmer procession and a light-and-sound presentation.

 

Boat Races

November
On the first Saturday of November, long boat teams from Buri Ram and other provinces race in front of the Satuek district office to find the champion of the Mun River.

I-san Kite Festival

December
On the first weekend of December, a contest is held to find the best kites, with the winner judged for its design, the sound it makes and its flying performance. Kite flying is a popular pastime when the northeast monsoon winds blow strongly during the harvesting season, signaling the beginning of the cool season in Thailand.

 

 

Shopping in Buri Ram

The most popular souvenir buys are silk and cotton fabrics from Ban Na Pho, 78 km. north of Buri Ram town.

 

 

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