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All you need to know to visit Buriram

Northeastern Thailand
410 km from Bangkok
Province of Buriram
Thai prononciation : Bulilam


Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Buriram

Buriram (literally the pleasant town) is one of the smallest provincial capital city in Thailand. This very rural region was part of the Khmer Empire for over four centuries and has many remains of this time. The most striking one is the Phanom Rung. That is for him that people come here and it worth it. Located on top of an extinct volcano it is one of the most interesting monuments in the country. Besides the temple itself, the large paved walkway and the stairs leading to the temple make it a unique place. Prasat Muang Tam, nearby also worth a visit. It has been beautifully restored.
Generally, travelers prefer to stay in Nang Rong, the last town before these two temples and a few dozen kilometers from Buriram. Moreover, some accommodation, just outside the city, offer a very pleasant rustic scenery. Buriram, however, can be a good base for exploring the region and its sixty Khmer temples.

Accommodations in Buriram

In Buriram, the choice of accommodation to sleep is quite limited. There are very few hotels and even less guest houses. If you are looking to find a room near the Bus Terminal, go on Han Chana Road or Bu Lamduan Road. There are some other places to stay scattered in the city.

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People often ask me what accommodations I recommend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Buriram.

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Hotel in Buriram

Hotel in Buriram

Hotel in Buriram

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Practical information about Buriram

There are only a few accommodation options in Buriram and often when you do search on the web you will find hotels that are actually located in Nang Rong.

How to go to Buriram ?

Buriram has an airport. There is a flight from Bangkok two days per week. Otherwise, the city is accessible by train or bus of course. From Bangkok bus number 32 leaves the North Terminal Mochit and go to Buriram. From Nakhon Ratchasima, Buses 563 and 273 also go to Buriram.

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How to get around in Buriram ?

Buriram is not a very big city, you can walk around very easily. With the train station and the bus terminal, as landmarks, it is quite easy to find your way. You can also use GRAB app (similar to UBER but UBER does not operate in Southestern Asia any more) to order a transportation.

Festivals in Buriram ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Buriram. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
prasat muang tam tourism fair

Prasat Muang Tam Tourism Fair

This festival generally takes place in the month of ponctual

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buriram kite festival

Buriram Kite Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of January

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phanom rung solar phenomenon and festival

Phanom Rung Solar Phenomenon and festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of April

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festival du phanom rung

Festival du Phanom Rung

This festival generally takes place in the month of April

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thailand motogp grand prix

Thailand MotoGP Grand Prix

This festival generally takes place in the month of October

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buriram traditional long boat racing

Buriram Traditional Long Boat Racing

This festival generally takes place in the month of November

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buriram volcano festival

Buriram Volcano festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of December

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Other places to see in Buriram

Wat Klang Buriram
Wat Klang
A few meters from Buriram city pillar, it is especially interesting for the large pool which is just next to it.
Buriram City Pillar Shrine Buriram
Buriram City Pillar Shrine
a few meters from Wat Klang and the Grand Pound, this imposing Khmer architecture monument was built in 2005
Wat Tham Theeraram Buriram
Wat Tham Theeraram
and its many Buddhas statues all different. A park of sitting Buddhas seems to be in preparation.
Buriram Walking Street Buriram
Buriram Walking Street
This night market is held every Saturday and Sunday nights on Rom Buri Road and has much more charm than the daily night market of Buriram. There is a wide choice of dishes and small snacks for your evening meal.
Thunder Castle I-Mobile Stadium Buriram
Thunder Castle I-Mobile Stadium
The city football club, Buriram United is sometimes said to be the Manchester United of Thailand. It is the best team in the country and the city as the club are very proud of their stadium. You can visit it if you want. This is not a must visit of course but attending a game can be fun.
Chang International Circuit Buriram
Chang International Circuit
, a major racing circuit that meets the standards of the International Automobile Federation, will host a Grand Prix of MotoGP in 2018. Otherwise, many races take place throughout the year. So if you like motorsports racing, have a look...
Wat Khao Angkhan Buriram
Wat Khao Angkhan

and its magnificent Buddhas wall. The temple is an very interesting architectural mix of styles from several times. Inside the main building, there are murals with stories of Buddhism in English.
King Rama I Monument Buriram
King Rama I Monument
This monument like that does not present a huge tourist interest but in the evening when all the 9-storey umbrellas surrounding it are lit, it becomes magnificent and is worth the detour ! During the day, it remains interesting but less photogenic.
Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park Buriram
Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park
6 km from Buriram, on an extinct volcano whose crater is now filled by a lake and whose summit houses the Phra Suphattharabophit, a huge sitting Buddha that became the symbol of Buriram city.

Weather & climate in Buriram

Buriram has a tropical savanna climate. Winters (from December to February) are particularly dry. The rainy season begins in mid-April and ends in November when you have ponctual brief torrential rainfall. In May and September rains are more important. Temperatures remain warm even during the monsoon season.

The best time to come to Buriram is from December to the end of March. The rest of the year, you have heavy punctual showers but before and after them, in general, the weather is quite pleasant. Maybe avoid to come here in ay and Spetember, the rainiest months of the year.

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When to go to Buriram ?

quand partir à Buriram

How to ask in Thai to go to Buriram ?

I want to go to Buriram / Yak paï ti Bulilam.
Where is Buriram ? / Bulilam you ti naï ?
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