Filled with dormant volcanoes and ancient Khmer temples, Buriram Province is one of Thailand’s most important historical areas and offers a little bit of everything for visitors. Nicknamed the “Land of Stone Castles”, the countryside is replete with ancient temples and Khmer strongholds – ideal daytrips for history buffs – whilst other attractions include “monster” fishing parks, local silk artisans, night markets and a park on the site of a sleeping volcano.
This is a must-see if you are in the area. The community mall hosts restaurants, spas and various outlets available for you to browse. The beautifully constructed monument nearby reflects the temples found in other parts of the province. It is, however, much easier to visit than the older ruins that it mimics!
The Khao Kradong Forest Park is home to indigenous plants and trees as well as various bird species and small wild animals. After crossing photogenic wooden bridges, climb up the 297 Naga Raj steps to reach the iconic Buddha image at the summit, located 265 metres above sea level.
Whilst relatively new, this Khmer-style temple features distinct Buddhist symbols and was constructed with volcanic stone. As well as the intricately detailed exterior, Wat Pa Khao Noi offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buriram and serene surroundings for the resident monks and nuns.
Situated in a pedestrianised street with a great atmosphere, the Walking Street market overlooks part of the city’s original moat. The area is spacious with people tending stalls that offer a wide choice of local produce, tasty hot food, souvenirs, collectables and a good choice of clothes and gorgeous fabrics.
There are over 40 species of fish, both from Thailand and around the world, including giant carp, alligator gar, arapaima and many types of catfish. Some fish are over 70lbs (over 30 kilos!) and to land them will be a test of your skill. Bookings only, so please avoid a wasted journey.
Prasat Hin Phanom Rung is the best preserved Angkorian temple in Thailand. Constructed from pink sandstone, it is located at the peak of Phanom Rung Mountain near Nang Rong, just a short drive from Buriram. There is a natural phenomenon only four times a year when sunrise and sunset are viewed through its 15 doorways.
Built in the late 10th- and early 11th-century, the temple was dedicated to Shiva, although Vishnu was also worshipped here. Like most Hindu temples it is orientated towards the east and has four unusual L-shaped ponds within the enclosure which feature five-headed Naga serpents.
The Khao Angkhan Temple is constructed on an extinct volcano about an hour from Buriram. It represents an interesting mix of architectural styles and also has a large reclining Buddha. The buildings display some amazing artwork and there are lovely views of the surrounding forest, which is sometimes enhanced by mist.
Our bustling Lobby attracts both locals and international visitors and is an authentic reflection of Buriram’s laidback and hospitable personality. Expect an unpretentious atmosphere that is also relaxing. Enjoy our facilities with plenty of space to gather with friends, share an intimate moment or simply spend a bit of “you” time in private.