Buriram (บุรีรัมย์) is a city in Isaan, about 410 km from Bangkok.


Buriram translates as "city of happiness". It is a fairly nondescript town of around 30,000 people in Thailand's less well visited northeast. While the eponymous happiness is unlikely to be found within the town, Buriram makes a suitable base for exploring the many ancient sandstone Khmer sanctuaries and temples that are scattered around the surrounding area.

There also are other remnants of the Khmer civilization, including pottery kiln sites, which date back to the 10th-13th centuries, and traces of ancient quarrying. Buriram's archaeological heritage also stretches further back with ancient pre-Angkorian ruins from the Dvaravati period.

Get in

By car

From Bangkok, take Hwy 1 (Phahon Yothin Rd) to Saraburi, then turn right onto Hwy 2 (Mittraphap Rd). Turn right onto Hwy 24 (Chok Chai-Det Udom Rd) passing Nong Ki, Nang Rong, then turn left onto Hwy 218 to Buriram. The total distance is about 410 km. Or, from Korat, take Hwy 226 passing Chakkarat Huai Thalaeng–Lam Plai Mat. The total distance is 384 km.

By bus

The Transport Company Ltd. provides daily ordinary and air conditioned buses from Bangkok to Buriram. The buses leave the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak or Mo Chit 2). For more information, call Tel. +66 2 9361880, +66 2 9360657, +66 2 9360667, +66 2 9362852. Buriram Bus Terminal Tel. +66 44 612534, +66 44 651081.

An alternative and more convenient way to travel to Buriram is by taking the air-con bus from Nakornchai Air bus company. Their terminal is just opposite Mo Chit 2 and the fare is 340 baht.

By train

There are rapid, express, and ordinary trains from Bangkok–Ubon Ratchathani, Bangkok–Surin, and Korat–Ubon Ratchathani, all of which run through Buriram. State Railway of Thailand has online timetables and ticket booking, its call centre can be reached on 1690, +66 2 2204334, +66 2 2204444.

By plane

Nok Air has flights to Buriram (BFV) from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) on Wed, Fri, Sun, with returns on the same days. Thai Airways has no direct flights to Buriram. Visitors must fly to Khon Kaen and catch a bus to Buriram, about 200 km. For details, contact Thai Airways at Tel. 1566, +66 2 3561111, +66 2 2800060.

Get around

You can get around Buriram by motorbike or taxi/tuk-tuk.

Car rental with very reasonable prices including full insurance. Phone number is +66 81 0704750, or +66 44 621962.





Go next

Routes through Buriram

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