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