Buriram Travel Guide, Buriram Travel Information, Buriram Thailand

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Welcome to Buriram Province
Phanom Rung Historical Park
Phanom Rung Historical Park
Buriram is one of largest and most populated province in Thailand, about 410 km from Bangkok and situated in North-East (Isan) with several extinct volcanoes around the province. Buriram Province is the location a number of archaeological discoveries of pre-historic human habitation and ancient ruins from the Dvaravati period (6th-11th centuries C.E.) The most important historical evidence found includes more than 60 sandstone sanctuaries scattered around the area. There are also discoveries of important Khmer pottery kiln sites that date back to the 10th – 13th centuries and Buriram contains abundant sandstone sanctuaries built by the Khmer Kingdom at Angkor, including Phanom Rung, easily Thailand's most stunning Khmer monument.

Although, in the town has limited attractions and activities for visitors, the provincial countryside is filled with ancient ruins, many of which are no more than rubble, but include the Khmer sanctuary of Phanom Rung, one of the best preserved Angkorian temples in Southeast Asia and a premier destination for witnessing sunrises and sunsets when the sun is aligned with the doorways of the temple.
North : Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Surin
East : Surin
South : Sakaeo and Democratic Kampuchea
West : Nakhon Rachasima
Distances to Other Provinces
Surin 50 km Khon Kaen 200 km
Nakhon Rachasima 124 km Sakaeo 620 km
Maha Sarakham 145 km    

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Huai Rat 12 km Nong Hong 60 km
Ban Dan 15 km Putthaisong 64 km
Krasang 32 km Ban Kruat 66 km
Lamplaimat 32 km Chalerm Prakiat 68 km
Khu Muang 33 km Chamni 70 km
Satuk 40 km Na Pro 78 km
Plab Pla Chai 40 km Pa Kham 78 km
Non Suwan 40 km Nong Ki 83 km
Prakhonchai 44 km Ban Mai Chaipot 85 km
Nang Rong 54 km Non Din Daeng 92 km
Kan Dong 56 km Lahan Sai 100 km
Festivals & Events
Buriram Kite Festival
When: December
Where: Huai Rat District
Every year on December at the sports stadium in Huai Rat District, the festival is held on the first weekend of December or during the harvest season when the northeast monsoon winds blow across the region. At this time, local people make “aek” kites, a traditional kite of the Northeastern people. Buriram province organized the first Isan Kite Festival in 1986 to conserve and publicize the local tradition of the Lower Northeast. There is also a kite competition among the locals who come from the surrounding districts and villages. During the event there are also colourful kite parades, folk performances, shows and booths displaying the local products.
Buriram Royal Trophy Long Boat Races
When: November
Where: Satuk District
Buriram is an annual this event in the first weekend of November in front of Satuek District office to vie for a trophy awarded by His Majesty the King and H.R.H. princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Buriram and other nearby provinces would gather to join the boat racing. A highlight of the races is the elephant swimming contest and there is also a parade of fancy decorated boats during the event. Something to watch is also the elephants parading through the city to the accompaniment of lively music.
Phanom Rung Festival
When: April
Where: Phanom Rung Sanctuary, Mueang District
The province organizes the annual festival on the first of weekend of April at Phanom Rung Historical Park. Local people to climb up to the mountaintop to pay respect to the Buddha’s footprint and put gold leaf on it and the visitors can enjoy light and sound presentation, art and cultural performances, the parade of Phupatin Laksameethewee, local food dinner, OTOP selling and the history of Phnom Rung performances.
Phra Chao Yai Wat Hong Fair
When: February
Where: Putthaisong District
The festival is held annual on February during the 14th day of the waxing moon to the 1st day of the waning moon in the 3rd lunar month at Putthaisong District. It is a fair to pay homage to and for applying gold leaf on the Phra Chao Yai, a highly revered Buddha image of the people of Buriram. Celebrations go on for three days and include a variety of entertainment.