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Visit Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park (Buriram)

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Presentation Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park

Thai name : วนอุทยานเขากระโดง
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The Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park is a park located 6 kilometers outside the city of Buriram which contains an extinct volcano 265 meters high whose crater is visible. The place, formerly named Phanom Kradong which means turtle shell mountain in Khmer because it looks like a turtle shell, has three highlights: its Phra Suphattharabophit Buddha at the summit with a platform offering a view of the city in the distance, the crater often filled with water and the suspension bridge which spans it. The Kradong Volcano crater is approximately 300,000 to 900,000 years old.

If you can access all the elements by road, the most pleasant, but also the sportiest way to make the visit begins with the ascent of the Nakkharat staircase built in 1969, and composed of 297 cement steps (I checked by counting them when I went up, see my video). It's not an unmissable visit, especially if you stay in Buriram for a short time, but it's still pleasant to do.

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Practical information about Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park

No admission fee.
Road access is open to cars from 8am to 6pm.
There are 2 major festivals that take place every year at Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park: Khao Kradong Festival, on the full moon day of the 5th lunar month (April), with a procession going up the stairs with a long saffron sheet which is then wrapped around the Buddha and the Buriram Volcano festival , in December, usually between Christmas and New Year.

How to get to Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park ?

Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park is 6 km south of Buriram town. It must be possible get to the Panorama Hotel opposite to the large porch announcing the Khao Kradong Volcano Forest Park on the side of road 2445 with a songthaew or a local bus. Probably the local bus to Prakhon Chai can stop you there but I did not test. Otherwise, from downtown Buriram, hire a tuk-tuk, there are almost always several of them in front of Buriram railway station or the hospital.
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