Buriram is one the most populated province in Thailand and because of variety of hidden tourist attraction, it become the most famous destination in North Eastern of Thailand. The are several extinct volcanoes with a lot of of Khmer ruins around the province. The province is known for having several Khmer pottery sites backed date to the 10th centuries.

Buriram has similar sandstone sanctuaries as the ones in Angkor, including Phanom Rung which is Thailand’s most stunning Khmer monument. It is real shame that most tourists neglect to visit it. If you’re bored with main tourist routes and big cities, and looking for the way to explore Thailand like locals, Buriram is where to go as and it is only 400 kms from Bangkok. There are several bus routes to the province, while train and air plane are available everyday. Even better when Nok Air and Air Asia fly from Bangkok and Buriram daily.

Buriam means “delightful city” and it is usually called “Castle city of two Era”, it is a connection between the ancient stone castle town of Khmer and town in present day seamlessly. From the study of archaeologists, there are evidence of human habitation has been found since prehistoric times. There are more than 60 stone castles across the province.

It is a good place for foreigners to live as it is the fastest developed province in North Eastern. Infrastructures have been added and developed in the province everyday. It has the biggest car racing track in Thailand too.

Phanom Rung Castle – The most stunning castle in Buriram

Buriam means “delightful city” and it is usually called “Castle city of two Era”, it is a connection between the ancient stone castle town of Khmer and town in present day seamlessly. From the study of archaeologists, there are evidence of human habitation has been found since prehistoric times. There are more than 60 stone castles across the province.

Phanom Rung Historical Park
Phanom Rung Rock Castle was constructed on top of Mount Meru with the idea that Mount Meru is central of cosmic and now has been declared as Phanom Rung Historical Park. There are paths to the castle, which was designed according to the terrain of each part of the area. The Naga Bridge is believed by local people to be the link between the human world and heaven, the path lead to the main castle which is the peak of Mount Meru.

For the maim castle, construction use beautiful “pink sandstone” as main material.  At various points of the castle, there are stone carvings, fine craftsmanship and fine art.

Stone work “Narai Buntom Sin” in Phanom Rung Castle

The most famous stone craft are “Narai Buntom Sin” which portrays  Vishnu asleep in the cosmic ocean on the back of a great serpent deity known as a Naga. From his navel sprouts a lotus with one thousand petals. In the middle of the lotus sits Brahma, the creator. Between 1961 and 1965 it was illegally removed and exported to overseas, probably by local smugglers during the chaos of Vietnam War.

Subsequent investigations showed that it had been donated to the Oriental Art Institute in Chicago. In December 1988, the Alsdorf Institute returned the Phanom Rung after a long and vigorous campaign by the Thai people.

 

Tourists waiting to see the sun through the 15 gates at Phanom Rung Castle

In addition to being gorgeous, every year Phanom Rung Phanom Rung Castle has wonderful things to happen. With the Sun rising and setting, we can see the Sun through all 15 doors are exactly the same time. This occur only four times a year, two times between April and September, twice between March and October. It is believed that these doors had been built to see through the sun intensionally which shows the wisdom of ancient architects.

Phanom Rung has been submitted to UNESCO’s tentative list for consideration as a future World Heritage Site.

Muang Tam Castle
Not far from Prasat Phanom Rung, it is the location of “Muang Tam Castle” ( Muang Tam means lower town). It is a compact stone castle but there is a classic elegance in it. It is assumed that it was built in the second half of the 16th century to warship Shiva, according to Hindu beliefs.

Muang Tam Castle

Muang Tam castle has a rectangular plan and there are paths to the castle through large trees, and lead to the castle courtyard. The special feature is 5 pagodas located on the same laterite foundation, which is believed by ancient people to be the symbol of his five summits of Mount Meru at the center of the universe.

In addition, the castle city has one more highlight called “Barai” (means pond) built around the castle in four corners, it is thought to be like the ocean around the Mount Meru.

At each of four sides at the corner of the pool, there is a 5-head serpent spreading its head outward. There is no decoration on the head of of the serpent called “bald serpent”, which is characteristic of the art of “Baphuon” of Khmer that remains unique to today.

Stone work in Muang Tam Castle

Phanom Rung Festival
When: April
Location: Phanom Rung Sanctuary, Mueang District, Buriram Province.
Each year the province organizes the annual festival on the first of weekend of April at Phanom Rung Historical Park. Local people climb up to the mountaintop to pay respect to the Buddha’s footprint and put gold leaf on it and the visitors can enjoy light and sound presentation, art and cultural performances, the parade of Phupatin Laksameethewee, local food dinner,  local product exhibition and the display of history of Phnom Rung performances.

Where to stay
There are many nice hotels and affordable in Buriram. Most of hotels locate near the city which is about 17 – 20 kms away, however there are plenty of local transportation between Phanom Rung, Muang Tam and city center. The following hotels are consider the best for stay.

  • Phanomrungpuri Boutique Hotels & Resorts
    Distance: 20 kms from Phanom Rung
    MOBILE: +66 863 366 618
    TEL: +66 4463 2222
    E-MAIL: info@phanomrungpuri.co.th
    Website: https://www.phanomrungpuri.co.th
    Booking Online: www.agoda.com/phanomrungpuri-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html
  • Akelada Hotel 
    Distance: 18 kms from Phanom Rung
    TEL: +66 4 462-2199
    E-MAIL: akelada_hotel@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.akeladahotel-buriram.com
    Booking Online: https://www.agoda.com/akelada-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html
  • The Park Nangrong Resort 
    Distance: 18 kms from Phanom Rung
    TEL: +66 4 462-2199
    E-MAIL: akelada_hotel@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.akeladahotel-buriram.com
    Booking Online: https://www.agoda.com/akelada-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html
  • Socool Grand Hotel
    Distance: 18 ksm from Phanom Rung
    TEL: +66 44 632 333
    Website: https://www.phanomrungpuri.co.th
    Booking Online: www.agoda.com/socool-grand-hotel_2/hotel/buriram-th.html

 

缅甸是泰国人口最多的省份,是泰国北部最受欢迎的旅游胜地。 全省高棉遗址的火山火山。 该省以几个高棉陶器遗址为基础而闻名于十世纪。

Buriram拥有与吴哥类似的砂岩保护区,包括泰国最震撼的高棉纪念碑的Phanom Rung。 真正的耻辱是大多数游客忽视了它。 如果您对主要旅游线路和大城市感到无聊,并寻求与当地人一样探索泰国的方式,那么Buriram距离曼谷只有400公里。 有几条巴士路线到省,而火车和飞机每天都可以使用。 甚至更好的时候,诺基亚航空公司和亚洲航空公司每天从曼谷和布拉姆班飞。

布里姆姆意味着“令人愉快的城市”,通常被称为“两个城堡城市”,无缝地连接了高棉古镇和城镇之间的连接。 从考古学家的研究,有史以来发现人类居住的证据。 全省有60多座石头城堡。

这是外国人生活的好地方,因为它是东北地区最发达的省份。 基础设施在日常生活中得到加强和发展。 它也是泰国最大的赛车轨道。

布里姆姆意味着“令人愉快的城市”,通常被称为“两个城堡城市”,无缝地连接了高棉古镇和城镇之间的连接。 从考古学家的研究,有史以来发现人类居住的证据。 全省有60多座石头城堡。

Phanom Rung历史公园
Mount Rung Rock Castle城堡建于Meru山顶上,以Meru山为宇宙中心,现已被宣布为Phanom Rung历史公园。 有城堡的路径,根据该地区的每个部分的地形设计。 纳迦大桥被当地人认为是人类世界和天堂之间的联系,是通往梅鲁山顶峰的主要城堡的通道。

对于城堡,施工使用美丽的“粉红砂岩”为主要材料。 在城堡的各个地方,都有石雕,精湛的工艺和美术。

最着名的石工艺是“Narai Sin Sin”,它描绘了维苏奴在被称为纳迦的伟大蛇神背后的宇宙海洋中睡着了。 从他的肚脐芽莲花一千花瓣。 在莲花的中间坐着梵天,创作者。 1961年至1965年间,非法出境海外。 随后的调查显示,它已经捐给芝加哥东方艺术学院。 1988年12月,阿尔斯多夫学院在泰国人民长期热烈的运动之后,将门楣回到了藩篱。

Phanom Rung Phanom Rung城堡有美好的事情发生。 随着太阳的升起和凝固,我们可以看到太阳通过所有15个门是完全相同的时间。 这种情况每年只发生四次,四月到九月两次,三月到十月两次。 相信这些门是建立在太阳的深处,显示了古建筑师的智慧。

Phanom Rung已被提交给教科文组织的世界遗产,作为未来考虑。

距离Prasat Phanom Rung不远,是“Muang Tam意为低镇”的所在地。 它是一个紧凑的石头城堡,但它有一个经典的优雅。 据印度教信仰估计,它是建于16世纪下半叶的战舰湿婆。

Muang tam城堡有一个矩形的计划,有通过大树的城堡的路径,并通向城堡庭院。 特色是5座宝塔位于同一个红土基地,古代人相信这是他在宇宙中心的五月山顶的五座山峰的象征。

Barai(意思是池塘)四周围绕城堡建成,被认为像Meru山一样的海洋。

在游泳池四角的每一侧,有一头五头蛇将头部向外扩展。 被称为“秃头蛇”的蛇的头上没有装饰,这是今天仍然独特的高棉的“Baphuon”的艺术特征。

Phanom Rung节
时间:四月
位置:布鲁姆省孟山区Phanom Rung Sanctuary。
每年4月1日,省在Phanom Rung历史公园举办年度节日。 当地人爬上山顶,尊重佛祖的脚印,并将金箔放在上面,参观者可以享受光线和声音的演示,艺术和文化表演,Phupatin Laksameethewee游行,当地美食晚餐,当地产品展示和 展示金边表演的历

在哪里停留
在Buriram有许多不错的经济实惠的酒店。 大多数酒店位于距离大约17-20公里的城市附近,但Phanom Rung,Muang Tam和市中心之间有很多当地的交通。 以下酒店是最好的住宿。

Phanomrungpuri精品酒店及度假村
距离:距离Phanom Rung 20公里
手机:+66 863 366 618
电话:+66 4463 2222
电子邮件:info@phanomrungpuri.co.th
网址:https://www.phanomrungpuri.co.th
网上预订:www.agoda.com/phanomrungpuri-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html

阿卡拉达酒店
距离:距离Phanom Rung 18公里
电话:+66 4 462-2199
电子邮件:akelada_hotel@hotmail.com
网站:http://www.akeladahotel-buriram.com
网上预订:https://www.agoda.com/akelada-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html

公园南融度假村
距离:距离Phanom Rung 18公里
电话:+66 4 462-2199
电子邮件:akelada_hotel@hotmail.com
网站:http://www.akeladahotel-buriram.com
网上预订:https://www.agoda.com/akelada-hotel/hotel/buriram-th.html

苏格兰大酒店
距离:18 ksm从Phanom Rung
电话:+66 44 632 333
网址:https://www.phanomrungpuri.co.th
在线预订:www.agoda.com/socool-grand-hotel_2/hotel/buriram-th.html

 

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