Introducing Buriram Province
Buriram is not a province for urban exploration. Despite hanging on to half of its historic moat, Mueang Buriram, the provincial capital and only large town, is a tough sell as a tourist destination. Buriram Province is a place to get a glimpse of the past. The countryside is chock-a-block with tradition and peppered with dozens of Khmer ruins. The crowning glory is Phanom Rung, a beautifully restored complex climbing to the summit of an extinct volcano. The most spectacular Angkor monument in Thailand, Phanom Rung is well worth the journey and should impress even those who've already experienced Angkor Wat in Cambodia.