Buriram Travel Guide

Many places in Thailand are given poetic names and Buriram, which means ‘city of happiness’, is no exception. The town of Buriram is the capital of Buriram Province in Isan and is located roughly 410kms northeast of Bangkok.

Although not the most exciting place in Thailand, Buriram has its own rural charm. This northern town is quite a bit cooler than most of Thailand and a great way to explore the area is by hiring a bicycle and simply cycling away.

Buriram Province is steeped in history and many visitors head straight to Phanom Rung Historical Park, which is located about 40kms south of the city. There are also a number of interesting temples and other buildings to explore.

Getting There & Away

The easiest way to get here is by flying into Buriram Airport from other Thai cities such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket. The northeastern railway line also links Buriram with many towns in this area.

Things to Do

Buriram Attractions

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Situated on the summit of an erupted volcano, this nearby park offers spectacular views of the surrounding paddy fields.

Prasat Meung Tam

A pretty khmer-style temple.

Buriram Bird Park

Discover the local wildlife as you walk through this pretty park.

Khao Kradong Forest Park

Another good place for a walk in the countryside.