Amazing Green Route
On the Trail of Ancient Khmer Sanctuaries, through Volcanic Lands, with the Phu Akkhani Textile and a Sufficient Community Way of Life
Buri Ram Province

On the Trail of Ancient Khmer Sanctuaries, through Volcanic Lands, with the Phu Akkhani Textile and a Sufficient Community Way of Life

Buri Ram Province

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Buri Ram is a province in lower Northeastern Thailand. Its terrain is that of a plateau created by volcanic activities. In the past, it was a hub of the ancient Khmer civilisation. Traces of human habitation and pottery of the ancient Khmer Empire from the 15th to the 18th Buddhist centuries have been found, and the area was also influenced by the Dvaravati civilisation. The name Buri Ram literally means the City of Happiness, as it is blessed with pristine nature and has a rich historical heritage, especially the stone sanctuaries of varying sizes, which remain as architectural masterpieces that attract tourists. Buri Ram is also a city rich in local wisdom and culture. Communities here lead simple and sufficient ways of life, and people are keen to protect the environment and natural resources as their treasured assets.

This tour route allows you to experience the significance of the volcano, learn the sources of rocks and various minerals, trek along nature study trails on top of the extinct volcano Khao Kradong, observe the beauty of Prasat Hin Phanom Rung and Prasat Mueang Tam, become immersed in the lifestyle of the Ban Khok Mueang Community where people’s lives revolve around organic farming, and admire the conservation of community forests and local wisdom in the production of Phu Akkhani, the Fire Mountain textile at Ban Charoen Suk. All these experiences offered on the route tell stories about the origins of the volcanoes, expansion of the ancient Khmer Empire, the emergence of communities and major historical sites, and efficient utilisation of natural resources for sustainability.

Day 1

Set off on a journey to Buri Ram by car, plane, train, or bus – your choice. On reaching the destination, sample some local food and check-in at the accommodation in Amphoe Nang Rong. Relax and recharge your energy in preparation for a fascinating trip that begins the next day.

Day 2

The route starts at the Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park in Amphoe Mueang. This is one of six extinct volcanoes in Buri Ram. Khao Kradong is rich in diverse natural resources and surrounded by fertile flatlands and valleys. A well-formed crater is clearly observable, the youngest in Thailand at around 300,000 to 900,000 years old, with traces of an eruption seen in its halfmoon shape. The slopes of Khao Kradong were created by a piling up of discharged lava. It was originally called ‘Phanom Kradong’ (in Khmer) or Turtle Shell Mount because of its shape. The Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park has an area of over 1,450 rai (1 rai = 1,600 m2) and is an excellent site for studies of geography and history, and as a location for the development of ecotourism, awareness of natural resources, and conservation of the environment.

There are many diverse activities to experience during your visit to the Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park. One interesting challenge is a walk around the crater of Kradong volcano. The trail around the crater is 265 metres above mean sea level, and there is a suspension bridge from which to enjoy views of the volcano. Also, there is a 2-kilometre-long nature study trail on which you can observe the wetlands around the Wutthisawat Reservoir, a major site for migratory waterbirds. A deciduous dipterocarp forest is rich in tree species including Shorea obtuse, Shorea siamensis, Canarium sabulatum, Schleichera oleosa, Cassia grarettiana, and Bombax anceps. Bird-watchers are blessed by the presences of olive-backed pipit, white-throated kingfisher, common tailorbird, red-vented bulbul, Indian roller, and black-naped monarch. The forest is covered with annual plants; such as, curcuma in the rainy season. With cool breezes towards the end of rainy days, wild flowers start to show up; such as, those favoured by H.M. Queen Sirikit who granted the beautiful names of Mani thewa or Eriocaulon smitinandii Moldenke, Dusita or Utricularia delphinioides, Soi Suwanna or Utricularia bifida, Sarat chanthon or Burmannia coelestris, and Thip keson or Utricularia minutissima. When the cool season arrives, the deciduous Dipterocarp forest dries out and the trees shed their leaves, producing colourful autumn scenes. Trekking through this forest at any time of the year always yields amazing natural beauty.

There are several bicycle trails in Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park that you can use to view attractions, exercise, and admire the natural surroundings. Information about each trail can be obtained from park officials. One can also walk up 297 Naga steps to pay homage to Phra Suphattharabophit, a large Buddha image enshrined on top of Khao Kradong, the symbol of the city. This stucco Buddha image measures 12 metres at the lap and holy relics are enshrined in its head. It was built as a result of the efforts of devout Buddhists as an object of worship for people in general. The location of the image is a vantage point from which panoramic views of the city can be enjoyed. Also, on Khao Kradong, there is an archaeological site called Prasat Khao Kradong, a pre-Sukhothai place of worship, built originally as a sandstone stupa on a square laterite base. The stone part collapsed and was repaired and renovated by city residents. It now houses a replica of the Buddha’s footprint built in 1905 by the then Governor of Buri Ram, Phraya Prasertsuntrasai (Krajang Singhasanee) and his wife Khunying Prasertsuntrasai (Tum Singhasanee). On top of Khao Kradong, there are shops selling souvenirs and drinks to refresh visitors.

Apart from its natural and historical attractions, the Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park also stands out for its high standards of management, reflected in the tidy landscaping, clean roads and walkways, campaigns for natural and environmental conservation, and clear signs giving information about the geography, history, and natural resources of the volcano. All these features make the Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park a major destination that contributes to sustainable local development involving the promotion of occupational opportunities for the people of Buri Ram.

Day 3

This morning, we set off to visit an outstanding ancient stone sanctuary, Phanom Rung Historical Park or Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, a pink sandstone castle created in ancient Khmer times that has retained its attractiveness beyond time and religious belief. With its story-telling sculpture, this is the great archaeological site on top of Phanom Rung Hill, an extinct volcano surrounded by a landscape of natural beauty that contributes to the prominence and grace of the overall structure. It is another destination in Buri Ram that is visited by many interested tourists each day.

The sanctuary was built as the residence of Shiva, the supreme Hindu god. The term ‘Phanom Rung’ is inscribed on stone in Khmer as ‘Vanam Rung,’ meaning vast and huge mount. Also inscribed is the name of the builder, Narendraditya, a descendant of the Mahidharapura Dynasty, which ruled this area and was related to King Suryavarman II who built Angkor Wat.

Most of the structures were not all built at one time, but through numerous reigns and eras, generally divided into 4 periods from the 15th to 18th Buddhist centuries. The oldest part consisted of two brick towers built around the mid-15th Buddhist century. During the second period, Prasat Noi was built towards the end of the 16th Buddhist century in the Baphuon art form. In the third period, the main was constructed towards the end of the 17th Buddhist century in the Angkor Wat art form. In the final period, in the early 18th Buddhist century, several archaeological structures were built in the Bayon art style to form a straight line leading to the centre, marked by the main tower facing the East, believed to be the site for the Shivalingam, the main edifice as the symbol representing Shiva the supreme god. There are various other structures situated along the sanctuary’s axis down the slope of the mountain.

The inner terrace of the sanctuary is laid out in a square. To the northeast and southwest of the main tower are remains of two brick towers and Prang Noi, while to the front of the main tower to the northeast and southeast, there are two rectangular structures built of laterite, with only one entrance, called ‘Bannalai’ or the library, where holy scriptures were kept. This was built around the 18th Buddhist century. In the surrounding area there are royal pavilions, steps, the front terrace of the main tower, naga bridges levels 1, 2, and 3, an outer terrace and gallery, entrance porches inner gallery, and ‘Barai’ or the pool on the mountain’s slope.

The surroundings of the sanctuary have retained their natural beauty, thanks to a good environmental management system that includes rules and regulations concerning garbage disposal, stationing of officials to keep order at various points, tidy slandscaping, and cleanliness campaign signs. All these measures not only create pleasure for visitors while walking around the site, but also make tourists aware of the need to care for the destination, to keep respect for the place, and to comply with the rules and regulations.

Natural Wonder at Prasat Hin Phanom Rung Every year in April and September, there is a phenomenon at sunrise, and in March and October, a phenomenon at sunset. Observers can view the sun’s rays piercing through all 15 doorways of Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, perfectly lined up like a 76-metre tunnel.

We take a lunch break, and then travel to Prasat Mueang Tam Mueang Tam Stone Sanctuary, another Khmer shrine in the best of condition in Northeastern Thailand. It was built in the Baphuon style around the 16th Buddhist century and dedicated to the god Shiva and other Hindu gods. There is an excavation of the Shivalingam, the symbol of Shiva, the supreme god in Saivism, around the main sanctuary. However, most stone carvings within the sanctuary tell reincarnation stories of Vishnu, presumed to be another respected god.

The perfect layout of Prasat Mueang Tam is rectangular, with the overall structures consisting of a group of five brick sanctuaries, a symbol of Sumeru divine mountains with five tops on the same laterite base facing East. The main prasat in the middle of the front row is in ruins but the remaining four are intact. Two Bannalai structures are set to the front of the brick sanctuaries and these are believed to be the sites where sacred scriptures or various figures were enshrined. The cloister, built of sandstone on a laterite floor, is constructed as an inner gallery of the structure around the group of brick towers. In the middle of the cloister, door porches were constructed on all sides in alignment with those of the sanctuary’s boundary wall. Outside the cloister is the sanctuary terrace featuring 4 L-shaped ponds, decorated by a 5-headed Naga King lying along the rim of the ponds. This is presumed to be linked with the inscription in ancient Khmer script indicating the water sources as the protector of the sacred shrine. Next to the terrace is the boundary wall built of laterite. In the middle of this wall are sandstone door porches aligned with those on the four sides of the cloister. To the north of Prasat Mueang Tam is a Barai or large pool called Thale Mueang Tam, the water source for the community’s consumption.

The surroundings of Prasat Mueang Tam are well-shaded by large trees and again there is evidence of a well-organised management system. The garbage bins harmonise with nature and have labels explaining the appropriate refuse disposal in specific bins. Every Saturday and Sunday, young guides are available to take you around and give information about the archaeological site.

Buri Ram is a northeastern province with historical stories and legends about ancient stone sanctuaries. Prasat Mueang Tam has a strong community at Ban Khok Mueang, which aims to live in a sufficient way and gives priority to environmental protection. Many of the residents use bicycles, walk along the water sources, eat local food, and relax under the shade of the trees, as they enjoy their unshakeable faith in the conservation of their culture and sufficient lifestyle.

Day 4

Today we take you to a community where life revolves around organic agriculture and the Sufficiency Economy principles, to learn the local wisdom of sericulture, mulberry planting, silk weaving, processing herbs, and conservation of patterned reed mat weaving by persons with disabilities at Ban Khok Mueang in Amphoe Prakhon Chai.

Demonstration of the production of organic germinated rice – Hom Mali rice grown on volcanic soil
The soil in this area is the product of lava ash that has been enriched over many years by different minerals, leaving the land fertile for the cultivation of crops. Hom mali (jasmine) 105 rice, rich in nutrients, especially iron, phosphorus and calcium, is regularly grown by farmers in Ban Khok Mueang. The adoption of organic farming using compost and bio-fertiliser has allowed the community to produce rice of the highest quality with a unique, delicious taste. Farmers established the Community Rice Centre and introduced the production of khao hang ngok from hom mali rice grown on volcanic soil. This process germinates the unmilled rice to develop sprouts or rice germs with added value in nutrients known as gamma amino butyric acid (GABA). This enhances the body’s metabolism resulting in an improved food burning system and the stimulation of hormones that create the growth of new body cells, preventing metabolic diseases; such as, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some types of cancers. The production process of khao hang ngok is delicate and needs care at all steps, starting with the selection and cleansing of the paddy and the soaking of the germs in water for 24 hours and transference to an incubating bag for another 24 hours. During incubation, the rice germs start to produce young shoots. They are then steamed for about 20 minutes and dried in the sun for 2 to 3 hours, before being dried indoors and milled to remove the hulls.

One of the Community Rice Centre’s achievements, apart from the production of khao hang ngok, is the assistance provided to members by the Centre’s purchase of their broken rice grain, as broken grains cannot be used as rice seeds but gain flexibility in the steaming process and become whole grains. This benefits the farmers directly and also adds value to harvested rice by raising its price.

Brown rice ice cream-making demonstration
As well as cooking it to make soft, delicious rice, the people of Ban Khok Mueang use brown rice to produce a mouth-watering ice cream. They start the process with separately soaking deep purple riceberry and brown rice for about 4 to 5 hours and then incubating both for between 6 and 7 hours to germinate. About 2.5 grammes of the riceberry and the same amount of brown rice are placed, each with half a kilo of water, in a mixer and then filtered through a clean white cloth to produce 1 kilogramme of rice liquid. This is then mixed with 1 kilogramme of fresh coconut milk, 3 grammes of white sugar, 1 can of fresh evaporated milk, 1 can of sweetened milk, and 1 gramme of maize flour to make a soft ice cream, to which one small spoonful of salt is added for taste. The mixture is placed over a low fire and then left to cool before processing in an ice cream maker for about 15 minutes. The mixture is put into an ice cream tank stuffed with ice and salt, left overnight, and the delightful brown rice ice cream is ready in the morning. It is recommended that the ice cream be made at night or in cool weather for the best results.

Villagers planting mulberries, rearing silkworms, and weaving silk in a vegetable fern pattern
The residents of Ban Khok Mueang Community lead a self-sufficient way of life, cultivating rice for their consumption, growing mulberries, rearing silkworms, and weaving textiles for their own use. A common sight in the village is an elderly family member at a loom under a raised house, some looking after small children and doing odd household chores. In the village, the residents formed a silkworm rearing and silk weaving group, with members coming together with the hope to conserve the community’s silk weaving for future generations. Tourists can observe their method of picking mulberry leaves, rearing silkworms, producing silk yarn for weaving, and demonstrations of silk weaving in various patterns. The pattern which symbolises Ban Khok Mueang is a vegetable fern (Diplazium esculentum), an imitation of the stone carving beside the doorways at Prasat Mueang Tam. There are other patterns invented by villagers themselves; such as, lai chom prasat - castle top, lai kho - hook, and lai dok kaeo - orange jasmine patterns. Each silk cloth features a distinctive pattern and neat weaving skills, making it a woven textile of great beauty and uniqueness.

Enjoy lunch from a colourful menu
At this village, wherever you look, green fences can be found, interspersed with yellows, reds, and purples. Looking at these green fences, you can spot a lead tree, butterfly peas, chilli, basil, tomatoes, and many other vegetables being grown. Some households not only have these edible green fences, but also maintain vegetable plots containing kale, pumpkin, morning glory, and Chinese cabbage. At today’s lunch, we enjoy these vegetables picked and cooked by the villagers using their local culinary skills. It is a colourful menu featuring items; such as, spicy salad of various plants’ leaves, spicy salad of volcanic mushrooms, baked herbal rice, butterfly pea rice, turmeric rice, pandan leaf rice, riceberry, boiled chicken with young tamarind leaves, and domestic fowl curry. This menu is accompanied by home-made herbal drinks; such as, juice from ya nang (Limacia triandra Miers) leaf, bua bok (Cantalla Asiatica) leaf, and butterfly pea flower. This is an exceptional lunch with diverse colours and genuine local taste, all fresh, clean, and safe.

The Ban Khok Mueang residents want to present tasty and new items on their menus so that guests get the chance to consume quality organic materials; such as, salad of home-grown vegetables and eggs picked from their household ducks kept in natural surroundings, rich in nutrients. The salad cream contains fresh chopped garlic and follows the concept of eating food for good health. The community has set up the Safe Food and Herbs for Health Group to conserve its food culture, as well as the promotion of the planting and collecting of various vegetables and local herbs for cooking, and tourists can also learn how to cook local food. All these activities reflect great care for the consumers’ safety, and provide an excellent example of a lifestyle based on sufficiency.

Sipping tea in the afternoon and observing herbal tea leaf roasting
After a wholesome lunch, relax now with warm tea brewed from herbs grown locally; such as, mulberry leaf (with antioxidant properties), pandan leaf (good for the heart), laurel clock vine (for intoxication) and lemongrass (a cure for hypertension), while observing the villagers making tea leaves. The picking of the tea leaves must be done before sunrise so that their medicinal properties remain intact. In the roasting process, hands are initially used to flip the tea leaves and when the temperature gets too hot, charcoal is reduced to control it to below 40 degrees Celsius; otherwise, the leaves lose their medicinal benefits. This roasting should not be done in a food cooking area as smoke and odours can be absorbed by the leaves, and packaging of tea leaves must be completed during sunlight hours to avoid moisture. The production of the tea leaves in the community gets full attention to detail, ensuring a product of high quality and maximum medicinal benefits.

Phanom Rung patterned reed mats – the only ones in Southern Isan
The Ban Khok Mueang residents plant mulberries, weave silk, and grow rice, but they also possess local wisdom in the weaving of patterned reed mats. The group that is most talented in this area is a number of persons with disabilities who manufacture products of high quality with the Phanom Rung Sanctuary pattern. Besides patterned reed mats, there are other goods; such as, bags, vases, and tissue boxes as souvenirs. Many of the households grow reeds along their green edible fences for use in the mat weaving. Whenever reed is required, they simply cut the plants from in front of their houses, eliminating the time and cost involved in travel and transport. Such actions are representative of the community’s approach to sustainability.

A green village in many ways
Ban Khok Mueang is a model for a sufficient community. The village takes care of the tidiness of its roads, appropriate refuse disposal, production of goods using local resources, and its health with the planting of organic rice, maintenance of kitchen gardens, and cultivation of herbs as medicines. In these ways the community promotes a sustainable approach to life. Moreover, the village’s historical sites, folk culture and wisdom have been well preserved.

Day 5

The final day sees the setting off to Ban Charoen Suk, Amphoe Chaloem Phra Kiat, a community that tells the story of the origin of the Phu Akkhani textile, and the conservation of forest resources. Many of the residents have been involved in the protection of these resources for over twenty years, believing that they provide them with jobs, sources of food, learning, and income from the weaving of the Phu Akkhani textile.

Forest as the soul of the community
Since 1995, a group of villagers have taken care of their own forest as they recognise its value. They formed a group of civil volunteer rangers for the protection of the forest, organising patrols to cover the 24 hours of each day. Rules were issued as common guidelines of practice; such as, forbidding tree felling, garbage dumping, wood burning, forest destruction, and the use of hoes and spades to dig around trees. The group also taught young people to recognise the limitations in the utilisation of resources and their value, and promote the concept of sustainability by the presentation of forest protection courses at elementary and secondary education levels. Such love, faith, and pride have resulted in the Ban Charoen Suk community having a verdant forest, increased wildlife population, and fertile forest produce to feed the people the whole year round.

“Our community forest is everything to us, as a source of food for the village, for the district. No one among the villagers ignores what the community is proud of and protects. Unity in forest protection is a good beginning that strengthens the community, and tops up the local wisdom of Phu Akkhani textile weaving.”

Khun Samruai Srimarueang, Chairperson of the Phu Akkhani Textile Weaving Group.

Volcanic soil – the origin of the Phu Akkhani textile
The Ban Charoen Suk residents were exposed to textile weaving by earlier generations growing mulberries, rearing silkworms, and dyeing with mud. But as costs became higher in sericulture, the locals started to use cotton in textile weaving instead. In 2007, people started to notice, after visiting the forest, red earth particles stuck to their clothes. Samples of the earth were collected and dyes were made for cotton, resulting in a deep brown textile that was thick and soft. This was the origin of the Phu Akkhani textile.

Steps in the production of the Phu Akkhani textile
Earth and various natural materials are collected from the eastern slopes of Khao Din Daeng, one of the satellite hills of Khao Phra Angkhan, an extinct volcano. This earth is deep red and different from other areas. The first collection is of surface soil, which has a fine and soft texture, and the second collection involves digging to a depth of about two and a half metres. The soil here is in crumbs and mixed with a white substance. The two parts are then cleansed and screened of rocks and leaves. The dug earth is soaked in a mixture of Burmese rosewood to make it loose, while the surface earth can be readily put in the rosewood mixture as a dye. The amount of earth used depends on the required tones of the dye. Following the process, one kilogramme of cotton yarn is soaked in the mud mixture, turning the cotton regularly to ensure consistent dyeing throughout. This process is continued for 4 hours, before boiling in 15 litres of rosewood water for one hour. The yarn is left to cool down and dried in the sun. The dried yarn is then wound onto shuttles in preparation for the designing and weaving process.

Natural materials used to dye cotton yarn are not confined to volcanic soil, as people also use dust from basalt rock for grey, mixed with butterfly pea for sky blue to get a grayish blue colour, the bark of kradon (Careya sphaerica Roxb) for light brown pigment, leaf of samo (Terminalia chebula) for deep green, eucalyptus leaf for yellowish green, garcinia peel for light yellow, turmeric for deep yellow, sappanwood for pinkish red, and lac for deep red. The pattern used in the weaving is mainly a Phu Akkhani rain pattern, the symbol of the village, with newly invented patterns; such as, net or alternate shades of colours. Tourists are able to support the community by buying shawls, scarves, and garments made of the Phu Akkhani textile.

Nature study tour and learning about cultural sites
Apart from the Phu Akkhani textile, Ban Charoen Suk has a 7-kilometre nature study trail in the forest of Khao Phra Angkhan. The group of civil volunteer rangers involved in forest protection acts as guides to the crater of the volcano. On the way, you can study plant species, herbs, and wild vegetables. Also, there is the beautiful Wat Khao Angkhan in which the top of the ordination hall houses holy ashes for Buddhists to pay homage. There are also important archaeological basalt rock boundary markers of the Dvaravati period to be found around the ordination hall.



Presently, the Ban Charoen Suk people adhere to Hit Sip Song, Khong Sip Si, the ancient tradition inherited from ancestors with merit-making events held every month; such as, Bun Phawet, Songkran, and Bang Fai rocket festivals. These events have been introduced to younger generations with training on morality, ethics, and campaigns to help them recognise the values of conservation of natural resources, art, and culture.

Livable community
The way of life of the villagers justifies the meaning of the name of the village Ban Charoen Suk – ‘much happiness.’ The residents’ efforts in their activities show mature and rational planning. These activities include care of the community forest, conservation of local wisdom, profitable and effective use of natural resources, reforestation, organisation of campaigns for young people to preserve folk traditions, strong environmental protection, establishment of a village committee to monitor the cleanliness of water sources and roads, separation of waste, and initiation of a fund to purchase household waste. All these activities reflect the determination of the Ban Charoen Suk residents to develop their own community as a livable place with sustainable happiness.

The route on the Trail of Ancient Khmer Sanctuaries, through Volcanic Land, with the Phu Akkhani Textile and a Sufficient Community Way of Life
is a journey that tells the story of the origin of the volcanic land, expansion of the ancient Khmer Empire, birth of stone sanctuaries of varying sizes, and immigration of people to settle down. Mineral-rich volcanic soil encourages a wide range of agricultural produce and the development of local wisdom associated with the manufacture of distinctive goods that generate income for the communities. A strong link exists between the earth and rocks and these flourishing communities that adhere to the Sufficiency Economy principles with concepts of conservation and protection of resources and culture. To witness these communities pursuing their sustainable practices makes for a green route that vividly remains in tourists’ memories for years to come.

Sample of suggested accommodation and restaurants on this route

Phukhaofai Kradong Forest Park
Ronnaphop Narong (Head)
Tel +66 (0) 8 1470 1022, +66 (0) 4463 7349
Facebook : khaokradongvolcano
E-mail : khaokradongvolcano@gmail.com

Phanom Rung Historical Park
Tel. +66 (0) 4466 6251
Fax +66 (0) 4466 6252
Open Every day 6.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.

Prasat Mueang Tam
Tel. +66 (0) 4466 6251
Fax +66 (0) 4466 6252
Open Every day 6.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.

Ban Khok Mueang Community
Ampai Chanwong
Tel. +66 (0) 8 4757 5363br> Facebook : Ampai Chanwong
E-mail : ampaichanwong@gmail.com

Ban Charoen Suk Community
Samruai Simarueng
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 9526 6071, +66 (0) 8 5632 7629

Recommended Accommodation in Amphoe Nang Rong
PhanomrungPuri Boutique Hotels and resorts
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 6336 6618, +66 (0) 4463 2222
Website : www.phanomrungpuri.co.th
E-mail : info@phanomrungpuri.co.th

The Park Nangrong
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 4463 3778, +66 (0) 4463 3778
Website : www.theparknangrong.com
Facebook : The Park Nangrong Resort
E-mail : theparknangrong@yahoo.com

Akelada Hotel & Convention
Tel. : +66 (0) 4462 2199
Website : www.akeladahotel-buriram.com
Facebook : Akelada Hotel, Nang Rong Buriram
E-mail : akelada_hotel@hotmail.com

Suanmak Resort
Tel. : ๐๙ ๓๑๐๖ ๑๙๗๘, ๐ ๔๔๖๒ ๒๓๓๕
เว็บไซต์ : www.suanmakresort.com
E-mail : marksod-nr@hotmail.com

C&C Resort Nangrong
Tel. : +66 (0) 4465 7145-7
E-mail : fon99999@hotmail.com

Recommended Restaurants in Amphoe Nang Rong
On The Way
Tel. : +66 (0) 9 8102 1696
Open :
Monday 11.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m.
Wednesday-Sunday 11.00 a.m.- 12.00 a.m.
(closed on Tuesdays)
Facebook : On The Way ' Cafe & Restaurant

Yaiya Balcony
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 4298 1614
Open :
Monday-Saturday 4.00 p.m.-12.00 a.m. (closed on Thursday)/span>

Ching Nam Kha Mu Nang Rong
Tel. : +66 (0) 4463 1473, 08 1790 4808
Open :
Every day 7.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m.

Laksana Kha Mu Tun Ya Chin
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 7963 1319, +66 (0) 4463 1319
Open :
Every day 8.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m.

Oasis Nang Rong
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 7244 6314
Open : Every day 10.30 a.m.-10.00 p.m.

Tamnan Mai Restaurant
Tel. : +66 (0) 4462 4633, +66 (0) 8 7960 1636
Open : Every day 10.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m.

Recommended Restaurants around Phanom Rung / Mueang Tam
Khrua Anong Phanom Rung Restaurant
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 9945 8089, +66 (0) 8 9847 6539, +66 (0) 9 6180 2130
Open : Every day 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Warin Restaurant
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 3722 9778
Open : Every day 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Thawi Chai Kai Yang (Roast Chicken)
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 0482 5689, +66 (0) 8 1879 8053
Open : Every day 7.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Recommended Restaurants around Khao Kradong
Song Phi Nong – Dinosaur Buri Ram Restaurant
Tel. : +66 (0) 8 1264 4862 ,+66 (0) 8 6258 8850, +66 (0) 4463 7175
Open : Every day 7.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m.
Facebook : 2peenong.buriram