Known as the “Town of Happiness”, Buriram lends its name to both a city and a province that offers a range of cultural attractions related to the Khmer region of Northeastern Thailand. From lively markets and night bazaars to shrines and historical Khmer ruins, there’s plenty to explore in Buriram.
Things to do in Buri Ram
Night bazaars in Buriram are primary gathering spots, particularly the main market along Romburi Road, which features dozens of stalls selling Thai cuisine near the city’s ancient moat. At Klong Thom night market, you’ll find local artisans and crafts as well as live music and street performers.
Buriram Castle is an entertainment complex with a shopping centre and outdoor market. It’s a great place to shop for gifts and souvenirs and also has cafes and pubs. You can also peruse a replica of the Phanom Rung temple complex in Buriram province.
Drive 45 minutes to see Phanom Rung, a significant Khmer relic and historical park perched atop a dormant volcano. Roam though restored temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, then visit the nearby Prasat Muang Tam temple complex to picnic by lily-filled ponds in the shadows of looming Naga snake statues.
Make your way to Khao Kradong Forest Park to see the extinct volcano and crater. Explore deep-water pools inside the crater, then make your way to the top of the volcano to find the Phra Suphattharabophit Buddha that’s become a symbol of the province.
Getting around Buri Ram
Buriram Airport lies about 30 kilometres from the city centre. You can pick up a rental car or take a shuttle from the airport. Within the city, there are motorcycle taxis, tuk-tuks, buses and songthaew shared taxis.