Located in Buriram Rajabhat University. This Cultural Centre displays the story about local archaeology, history and art.The main exhibition 're in 2nd floor with the story about Geography/ history and ancient communities/ Elephants and the culture of the Suay tribe (well-known as an the elephant controller) included tools used for elephant controlling, stuffs for elephant rituals/ Local textiles/ Mural painting about the 12 Months Ceremony of local in Northeast & Pottery and Chinese ceramics which found in Buriram.
Open : Monday- Friday 09.00-16.00
Closed : weekends and holidays
Its a "must do". Go see the temple ruins at Khao Phnom Rung.
Its part of the Angkor Wat complex, but in part of modern Thailand which was part of Cambodia historically (many locals are Khmer, not Thai, and Khmer is widely spoken).
Its about 45 minutes away from Buriram, heading towards the border. Probably safe enough these days (better check) but when I went in 1989 you had to watch out for maurauding Khmer Rouge.
This Hindu temple 's so famous as the one big khmer influence in Thailand. There're so many things to see there. But the most famous 's the lintel which depicted the scence of Vishnu reclining on Naga in a milk sea. Once , this lintel 've stolen to USA , and the Fine Art Department attempted to bring it back. Lucky , we can see in th origin place.
The principal building of this temple where the lintel attached above the East door. Inside the main tower as can see a high spired roof houses a Siva Lingam on Yoni base. From this holy statue ,there're a groove called Somasutra for bringing a holy water which passed from the statue out to the North ground. Ancient people can kept the holy water at the end of groove. The groove can be found in Prasat Hin Pimai also.
Not just the principal building , around the ground area 're 5 buildings which building in different periodsand functions.
243 Praditpana Rd. Nangrong district, Buriram 31110 Thailand
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Elephants will not be found round every corner, but it can happen, so watch out...
Let them have right of way if you're driving, as they are valuable beasts and deserve our patience & respect.
Tuk-tuk is best, then samlor, if you don't have your own car.
Can be tricky.
Watch out for buffalo, wandering around on their own, or pulling hay carts!
One a year they have a pageant with floats carrying waxwork sculptures - pretty spectacular! Its in July. They have to "water" the wax to stop it melting...