|Pop. density:||144 inh./km²|
Buriram (Thai บุรีรัมย์) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from south clockwise) Srakaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Surin. To the south-east it borders Cambodia. The name Buriram means City of happiness.
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Buriram is located at the southern end of the Khorat Plateau, with several extinct volcanoes around the province.
Buriram was a settlement from the Khmer empire, and many ruins from that time are still visible there. The biggest of them on a extinct volcano is protected in the Phanom Rung historical park.
The provincial seal shows the Phanom Rung sandstone castle, a Hindu shrine of the Shivaite sect. The monument was in use from the 9th till the 12th century when the Khmer Empire was overthrown from Ayutthaya. It is now a historic park.|
The provincial flower is the Yellow Cotton Tree (Cochlospermum regium), and the provincial tree is the Pink Shower (Cassia grandis).