Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

THAILAND MOTOGP 2020 DESTINATION & TOURISM

KEY FACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, AND THINGS TO DO

Background

Located in North East of Thailand, approximately 400km from Bangkok, The name Buriram literally translates to "City of Happiness". Rich in modern and ancient history, the countryside around the region is peppered with dozens of ancient ruins, the crowning glory of which is Phanom Rung, a beautifully restored complex climbing to the summit of an extinct volcano.

As Buriram expands, more businesses, both local and foreign owned, are making their way into the fabric of local life. The bustling markets and bars amongst the welcoming cafes and hotels make Buriram an amazing destination to compliment your visit to the MotoGP.

Buriram is also home to Buriram United F.C. who are the current Thai Premier League Champions. Their stadium, the wonderfully nicknamed Thunder Castle, roars to life on match days and is worth visiting at only 2km away from the circuit.

  • Language

    Thai
  • Currency

    Thai Baht (THB)
  • Time Zone

    +07 (GMT+0700)
Buriram Castle

Buriram Castle

International Travel

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is Thailand's busiest and best connected airport, a hub for a number of international carriers, including Thai Airways, Orient Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, and Thai AirAsia. From Bangkok there are 5 internal flights per day on to Buriram, with a flight time of approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation

For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

Things to do

With a rich cultural history, Buriram has plenty to see and do. Some of our highlights of this historical province include:

  • Sro Ground (Walking Street) is the home of Buriram night life for tourists and locals alike. Closed to traffic in the evening, the street runs from the south end of Romburi Street to the Romburi–Phi-thak intersection.
  • Buriram Castle - A must-see, this structure highlights the best of Thailand engineering. At weekends, explore the best street food stalls in the province.
  • Night Bazaar - located in the city centre, the most popular night market offers a wide variety of food, clothes, toys and trinkets.
  • Phanom Rung Historical Park - this Hindu temple was originally constructed between the 10th and 13th centuries, during the Khmer Empire. It was submitted to UNESCO to be considered as a future World Heritage Site.
  • Wat Pa Khao Noi - A stunning, yet modern temple, constructed in the traditional Khmer style.
  • Khao Kradong Forest Park - A forest park located on a sleeping volcano. Near the top of the volcano is the Suphatthara Bophit Buddha golden statue.

Weather

The weather in Buriram is usually hot in March, with temperatures around 36 Degrees Celsius. We therefore recommend you are well prepared with sun protection, and water to stay hydrated in the humid weather. In case of rain, which is not uncommon, you may also wish to pack a rain mac or poncho as a precaution.

Event timetable

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Fri 9:55
MotoGP
Practice 1
Fri 14:10
MotoGP
Practice 2
Sat 9:55
MotoGP
Practice 3
Sat 13:30
MotoGP
Practice 4
Sat 14:10
MotoGP
Qualifying 1
Sat 14:35
MotoGP
Qualifying 2
Sun 10:40
MotoGP
Warm Up
Sun 15:00
MotoGP
Race (26 Laps)