Buriram is the capital city of the province with the same name in the East of Thailand. It shares a north-south border with Cambodia. The city itself is a small sleepy kind of a place with a population of not much more than 25,000. It is situated about 250 miles to the northeast of Bangkok, the name means the City of Happiness.

    Originally this whole area was part of the Khmer Empire and many of the locals have Khmer as there first language, slipping seamlessly between that and Thai. It does not have its own river but parts of the tow are surrounded by a broad moat.

    Nok Air and Thai AirAsia fly to the domestic airport carrying passengers from Dom Mueang Domestic Airport in Bangkok. The town has no major tourist attractions but that is what makes it attractive. This is real Thailand and in no way falls into the tourist traps of other locations.

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