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Khon Kaen City Will Become the Investment Magnet Of Isaan

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Khon Kaen City Will Become the Investment Magnet Of Isaan

Following on from the signing of the “Fast Train Deal” with China, Laos and Thailand, which took place some 6 weeks ago, the published blue prints show that Khon Kaen will become the first main stop in Thailand as its Northern  distribution centre. Infrastructure is well underway in China and Laos. Unfortunately due to the…

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

I had heard before a little about the man who is reputed to have been in Buriram for some forty five years. Obviously possessing a rich tapestry of both experience and knowledge of Thailand, Karl Kunz was an intriguing possible interview. He is a man you may well have seen whizzing past you on a…

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Beautiful Buriram City

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Beautiful Buriram City

Having gone through extensive redevelopment over the last few years, I think we can safely say, Buriram city centre is indeed a beautiful place to be. Due to the ongoing work of Buriram council, slowly but surely the centre of Buriram has become increasingly pleasing to the eye year on year. Specifically the moats, waterways,…

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Thailand to Develop ‘Isaan’ Region.

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Thailand to Develop ‘Isaan’ Region.

Thailand’s government is investing in a new motorway between NE Thailand and Bangkok together with a 60km stretch of dual-track train line between NAKHON RATCHASIMA (Korat) and Khon Kaen. This is part of a larger project to upgrade the region’s freight transport to Thailand’s main deep sea port. The governments plans to invest heavily in…

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Beautiful Wedding Celebrated In Buriram

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Beautiful Wedding Celebrated In Buriram

On Monday October 10 2016 a wonderful wedding took place in the village of Ban Buathong just outside of Buriram. Our good friends David and Oraya decided to tie the knot in some style and invited a large number of friends and relatives, many of whom had travelled from Australia, to celebrate the wonderful occasion….

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Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Final

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Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Final

A prolonged period of elimination brought our two finalists toe to toe or tee to tee, to battle it out for the coveted Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Cup. Martin Moyle & Peter Thripp had fought their way through the ranks of hopefuls to stand tall on the first tee on the morning of Friday, 7th…

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Generous Online Donors Help Buriram Grandpa and Granddaughter

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Generous Online Donors Help Buriram Grandpa and Granddaughter

A Buriram grandad lost his life savings in a wallet and a picture of him with his granddaughter searching for the wallet went viral on social media. The savings of 15,000 baht were vital to the family and  the loss was obviously very concerning but generous Thai donations poured in and totalled about 1.1 million baht as…

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Buriram Marathon, “Time To Start Training”

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Buriram Marathon, “Time To Start Training”

The Buriram Marathon has been set for Sunday February 12th 2017. This great fun event will set off from the Chang International Circuit. There are various distance options that you can enter ie. the full 42.195 kilometres or you can go for 21.1K, 10K or 5.5K. The runners will gather at the circuit from 3…

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The “Silk Road” Now Leads To Buriram

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The “Silk Road” Now Leads To Buriram

Residents of secluded Ban Sanuan Nok, located some 15 kilometers east of downtown Buriram, have earned an enviable reputation for their silk cloth. The local silk cloth is characterised by elaborate patterns and design influenced by their Cambodian heritage. The village has opened up to tourism which supplements incomes and spreads the word about the…

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Visit Angkor Wat – Seventh Wonder Of The World

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Visit Angkor Wat – Seventh Wonder Of The World

Angkor Wat listed in World Wonder List is only a few hour’s drive from Buriram and is a must see destination. It is located about six kilometress north of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century by King Suryavaiman II. The estimated construction time was 30 years….

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