Buri Ram Province, regarded as the center
of the ancient Khmer culture, is a serene and small northeastern province of
Thailand. This region has immense historical significance dating back to Angkor
period. This province is a delight to watch during the months of November to
Buri Ram is an ideal place for
historians. This province has numerous archaeological excavations and evidences
of Khmer sites that narrate the ancient Angkor period dating back to thousand years.
There are several monuments built in the marvelous Khmer style of architecture.
The most featured tourist destination in Buri Ram is the Phanom Rung Historical
Park. This Khmer site is situated on an extinct volcano. Visitors can hire motorbikes
to go around the place. Other important Khmer sites in this region include Ku
Suan Taeng, Mueang Tam Stone Sanctuary, Ban Khok Ngio Stone Sanctuary and Nong
Hong Stone Sanctuary.
The Lower Northeastern Cultural Center houses a collection of artifacts and
exhibitions of local geography, history and the ancient communities of the
region. The Suan Nok Bird Park, Huai Talat Reservoir, Khao Kradong Forest Park
are few other prominent places.
People in Buri Ram produce best
quality silk and cotton fabrics that are highly popular among tourists. People
in this region deeply respect their traditions and culture. The Khao Phanom
Rung Fair held in April and the annual boat race festival held in November are
a good example. Another interesting event of Buri Ram is the Issan Kite
Festival held during December. international kite flying contests are held
during this fair.
Tourists can board a direct Thai Airways flight from
Bangkok to Buri Ram. Alternatively, visitors can also take a direct bus from
Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal or hire a car to reach this place. Even daily
trains are available to Buri Ram from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station.