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BURIRAM, a province whose namesake capital has emerged in recent years as a sporting destination.

In fact, Buriram may be the only place in Thailand where their own football team is more popular than Man U or Liverpool. The locals are football crazy and that can be seen throughout the city.
Buriram United arguably Thailand’s best footballing side regularly win the Thai Premier League and are counted as one of Asia’s Top 10 clubs.

It’s not only football though as the city is home to many race car events including Thailand’s TA2 and Super Series and only last year held the Motor GP for the first time at the Chang International Circuit.

It’s not only it’s sporting prowess that makes the province special it also has a deep history and is known for its historic Khmer legacy and ancient Khmer civilization sites which make it important as a historical tourist attraction.

Lying between the crossroads of Thailand’s Northeast and Southeast regions, about 410 km from Bangkok “The City of Happiness” is generally a peaceful place with laid back locals and is a perfect place for people who wish to immerse themselves in true, no-frills Isan culture.

The province is divided into 23 districts; Mueang Buriram, Nang Rong, Lam Plai Mat, Khu Mueang, Krasang, Nong Ki, Lahan Sai, Prakhon Chai, Ban Kruat, Phutthaisong, Satuek, Pakham, Na Pho, Nong Hong, Phlapphla Chai, Huai Rat, Non Suwan, Chamni, Non Din Daeng, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Ban Mai Chaiyaphot, Khaen Dong and Ban Dan.

The Isan language is spoken by most, but according to the most recent census, 27.6% of the population also speak Northern Khmer in everyday life.

STAY

X2 Vibe Buriram Hotel is a design hotel located in the eastern Thai city of Buriram. It is the first X2 Vibe design hotel in the region.

The 5-story X2 Vibe Buriram hotel features 68 uniquely designed suites, in 3 different types. With a clear focus on design, that goes beyond that of other modern lifestyle hotels, and with an emphasis on the highest standard of service, this hotel will offer an experience unlike any other hotels in Buriram. Apart from all the facilities one would expect from a luxury hotel, fully equipped meeting facilities are available, and the 4K Café provides a range of drinks and refreshments. ViBar, an impressive rooftop bar, offers an extensive cocktail menu and wide views of the city.

The X2 Vibe Buriram hotel is ideally located next to a shopping mall and supermarkets, and much to the delight of sports fans, in the vicinity of the famous Buriram United stadium and speedway.

www.x2vibe.com/hotel/buriram

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Phanom Rung Historical Park

Phanom Rung Historical Park or Prasat Hin Phanon Rung is a key location in Buriram. It has many important archaeological sites, which are located at the top of an extinguished volcano 350 meters above sea level.

On this now dormant Volcano you will see incredible Khmer architecture, which is assumed to have been built in the 15th – 18th Buddhist century. Here you can marvel at the giant stairways of red stone and sandstone.

The long story of Prasat Hin Phanom Rung is part of Thailand’s history.

New I-Mobile Stadium”

Buriram Stadium, known for sponsorship purposes as Chang Arena is a 32,000-seat football stadium in Buriram, Thailand.

The stadium is the home of Buriram United.

Chang Arena is the largest club-owned football stadium in Thailand. Its nickname is “Thunder Castle”, the fifth castle of Buriram Province.

Chang International Circuit

Chang International Circuit is a motorsport race track in Buriram, Thailand. The circuit was opened in 2014. This is the one and only FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit in Thailand. It can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators.