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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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Spiders In Thailand

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Spiders In Thailand

Continuing our series of articles on creepy-crawlies in Thailand, we take a brief look at our eight-legged “friends”, spiders. There is no shortage of big, hairy, scary spiders in Thailand, including tarantulas, black widows, giant orb spiders and huntsmen. Spiders are usually not aggressive but they can give you a nasty, mildly painful bite which…

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Banged Up In A Thai Prison

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Banged Up In A Thai Prison

The conditions in the infamous Thai prison system will be known to many, especially those who have read any of the well known books on the subject and yet the number of foreigners arrested and doing time in Thai prisons has never been higher. Despite its fearsome reputation with stories of chains welded to ankles, oven like cells crammed…

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Buriram Tourist Boom – Now’s the time to Invest.

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Buriram Tourist Boom – Now’s the time to Invest.

This NBT report confirms Buriram’s expansion in tourism, investment and property.

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A Visit To Oli Wine And Tapas Bar

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A Visit To Oli Wine And Tapas Bar

  When I was asked to review a French Wine and Tapas bar my mind conjured up images of times gone by when I used to travel to Paris to watch France play England at Rugby. In those days the venue was the magnificent Parc Des Princes, but alas games are now played at the…

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An English Garden Party In Thailand

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An English Garden Party In Thailand

To celebrate a special Birthday, Tony Murhpy, a prominent member of the Buriram Golfing Society, held an English style garden party in a far flung village way out in the sticks of Buriram.  Reaching his 70th birthday,  the septuagenarian hosted a picnic and barbecue extravaganza of proportions rarely seen in these parts.  Once guests were…

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Trip To Nang Rong Beach

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Trip To Nang Rong Beach

At just under 100 kilometres from Buriram, Nang Rong “Beach” is a worthy day trip destination. Set in the district of Non Din Daeng, the sandy shores offer a fun family day excursion.  Depending on traffic and how twitchy your accelerator foot happens to be, you can make it  to the reservoir that doubles as a…

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Snakes In Your Garden

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Snakes In Your Garden

In the previous articles we have looked at the King Cobra and the Malayan Pit Viper, both highly dangerous snakes. But what of those that you might encounter when tending or relaxing in your beautiful garden? If you see a snake in your garden, the chances are it is harmless. However, some non-venomous ones can…

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SNAKE BITE ………..WHAT TO DO!

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SNAKE BITE ………..WHAT TO DO!

Thailand has a wide variety of wildlife, including snakes. Living here, all of us will come into contact with these reptiles at some point .There are both venomous and non-venomous snakes here and in these articles I hope to tell you more about them. Many people have a deep-seated fear of snakes and believe that…

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Chang International Circuit

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Chang International Circuit

Following on from our recent press conference article, many readers have expressed a desire to know more about the circuit and up and coming events. Here are a few key pointers to get you started. What Are Some Stats About The Track and Complex? The Circuit and complex cost over 2,000 million baht to build…

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