Buriram

“The capital of one of the largest, driest and poorest Isaan provinces, Buriram offers limited tourist attractions. However, the city provides an ideal base from which to travel to one of Thailand’s most impressive Buddhist temples, Wat Prasat Phanom Rung.

Located north of Buriram on Niwas Rd, the bus terminal has regular buses to Bangkok’s Mochit bus terminal, Korat and several other main Isaan destinations. Facilities at the bus station include: toilets, four ticket offices, large TV screen, and a small shop selling snacks as well as beverages.

Travellers wishing to visit the brilliant Prasat Phanom Rung should take the bus to Chanthaburi. After10 kilometres, get off at the village of Tako. From here, numerous motorcycle taxis follow the route to the temple, a distance of about 12 kilometres.

The railway station is situated in the city centre. From Buriram there are daily trains to Hua Lumphong station in Bangkok (via Korat) and Ubon Ratchathani (via Surin). Operating one runway, Buriram Airport is the province’s only air hub. There’s a daily flight to and from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport, operated by Nok Air.

Buriram’s best accommodation facility, the Thai Hotel has comfortable air-conditioned rooms and can be found on Romburi Road. During the evening many food stalls along Thani Road offer cheap meals. A number of decent restaurants are also situated on Romburi Road.”