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What places to visit in Buriram?

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What to see in Buriram

Buriram city only has a few notable attractions and none can compete with the Phanom Rung temple fifty kilometers far away. This is essentially this khmer temple that attracts tourists in Buriram or in Nang Rong a little closer to it.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Buriram or from Buriram. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Buriram


Phanom Rung

My opinion :
Khmer temple built on top of an extinct volcano . You access to it by a long paved walkway and a beautiful staircase. Very unique! With the temple of Phimai, these are the two finest Khmer temples in Thailand.

Prasat Muang Tam

My opinion :
8 km from the Phanom Rung, this small Khmer temple has been wonderfully restored. A visit to do before or after Phanom Rung visit.
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Other nice places to visit in Buriram

Wat Klang

Wat Klang

starstarstar A few meters from Buriram city pillar, it is especially interesting for the large pool which is just next to it.
Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park

Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park

starstarstar 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.
Wat Tham Theeraram

Wat Tham Theeraram

starstarstar and its many Buddhas statues all different. A park of sitting Buddhas seems to be in preparation.
King Rama I Monument

King Rama I Monument

starstarstar 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.
Buriram City Pillar Shrine

Buriram City Pillar Shrine

starstar a few meters from Wat Klang and the Grand Pound, this imposing Khmer architecture monument was built in 2005
Buriram Walking Street

Buriram Walking Street

starstar 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

Thunder Castle I-Mobile Stadium

star 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

Chang International Circuit

star , 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

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.

Tours in Buriram and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

explore a hidden ancient city of the khmer empire in buriram

Explore a Hidden Ancient City of the Khmer Empire in Buriram

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Explore the amazing Khmer Empire temples Phanom Rung and Prasat Muang Tham, walk on a extinct volcano and experience the traditional slow life of the northeast of Thailand! Visit Buriram castle, Buriram United International Circuit, and the nearby new I-Mobile Stadium!

phanom rung temple solar phenomenon (buriram)

Phanom Rung Temple Solar phenomenon (Buriram)

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Let's get a taste of the Phanom Rung Historical Park, the most amazing Khmer architecture site in Thailand. Enjoy Phanom Rung Festival and see the sunrise pass through the 15 gates of the park. This trip is fixed for only in Aprill

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Mae Klong Railway Market

mae klong railway market

Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.

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Phra Pathom Chedi

phra pathom chedi

the largest Buddhist monument in the world with its 127 meters high stupa. A important place for Buddhism in Thailand as it was erected where Buddhism was introduced into the country more than 2000...

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Koh Pak Bia

koh pak bia

This small island and its famous sandbank is generally on the program of boat tours from Krabi or Ao Nang that go to Koh Hong. It does not lack charm but is quite touristy.

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Saturday Walking Street

saturday walking street

It is not in Khanom but in the village just after it Bn Ton that hosts every Saturday evening a Walking Street, a large night market that settles in a street where cars are forbidden for the...

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