Location of Modena by Fraser Buriram
In the thick of the action in Buriram
For sports fans, Modena by Fraser Buriram is a conveniently located hotel in Buriram, Thailand, with easy access to the province’s main sporting attractions: Chang International Circuit, with a capacity of 50,000, and Chang Arena, which holds up to 32,000. Before the match or race, visitors can explore a galore of retail and dining options at the Buriram Castle Mall, located between the racetrack and stadium. Besides restaurants, a food court, souvenir shops, spa and beauty outlets, the mall also has a stone garden with exquisite carvings representing the birth of the universe and a jogging path around the perimeter of the castle.
Modena by Fraser Buriram
Buriram-Prakhon Chai Road,
Samet, Mueang Buri Ram District,
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Chang Arena (500m, 5 minutes on foot)
- Chang International Circuit (1.5m, 15 minutes on foot)
- Buriram Castle Mall (500m, 5 minutes on foot)
- Closest ATM (500m, 5 minutes on foot)
- Robinson Department Store (3.3km, 5 minutes by car)
- Makro Hypermart (3.4km, 5 minutes by car)
- Buriram City Centre (4km, 5 minutes by car)
- Buriram Railway Station (4km, 5 minutes by car)
- Buriram Hospital (4km, 5 minutes by car)
- Buriram Airport (34km, 30 minutes by car)
Essential Facts About Buriram
Average temperatures range from 21°C (October to February) to 32°C (February to May). The rainy season is from May to October. The temperature peaks between March to May while November to February is cooler due to the northeast monsoon.
The national language is Thai, a tonal language with its own alphabet.
• Time Difference
GMT +7 hours
Passport holders from 40 countries (including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, UK and USA) and 1 special administrative region – Hong Kong SAR – are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days on each visit. At the airport, citizens from most countries will be granted a free transit visa valid for a period of up to 30 days, provided that they have a fully-paid ticket out of Thailand. To find out if you require a visa, check with your consulate or embassy before you travel.
The unit currency is Thai Baht (THB), which comes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Major credit cards are widely accepted at larger establishments. Many ATMs also accept cards that are CIRRUS, Maestro, VISA or MasterCard. Most travellers cheques can be cashed at banks with proof of passport or ID.
Goods purchased in Thailand are inclusive of VAT at 7%. If you're visiting for less than 180 days in a calendar year, not an airline crew member, and leaving Thailand by plane, you can claim for VAT refund (non-Thais only). Tipping is not expected but is increasingly more common. A 10% service charge is normally added to the total bill at most hotels and restaurants.
• Business Hours
Banks and government offices, in general:
Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 15:30 hours
Saturdays, 09:00 to 11:30 hours
Offices, in general:
Mondays to Fridays, 08:30 to 17:30 hours
Saturdays, 08:30 to 12:00 hours
Shops and department stores, may vary but mostly:
Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 to 21:00 hours
• Cellular Network
The three mobile phone operators are True Move, AIS and DTAC.
No inoculations or vaccinations are required unless you are coming from or passing through contaminated areas. Yellow fever certificates are required for those who are arriving from the following countries; Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Angola, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan and Zaire.
Voltage is 220V AC with flat 2-pin plugs.
• Public Holidays
New Year's Day, Chinese New Year, Makha Bhucha Day, Chakri Memorial Day, Songkran Festival, National Labor Day, Coronation Day, Visakha Bucha Day, Buddhist Lent Day, HM The Queen's Birthday, Rama V Memorial Day, HM The King's Birthday and the Constitution Day.
• Eating Out
Buriram is part of the northeastern region of Thailand which has its own distinctive regional cuisine, with some influences from neighbouring countries Cambodia and Laos. Isaan cuisine typically features sticky rice as a staple served with most meals, pungent fermented fish sauce, dips made with spices and herbs, clear soups and grilled or roasted meats. However, visitors can find a wide range of international fare as well, from Japanese to fast food favourites.
Pick up souvenirs from Buriram Castle Mall such as local crafts made of silk and na pho mudmee (ikat) or football-themed merchandise from Buriram Mega Store. The 35,0000 sqm mall also has a spa and beauty zone, and a health and wellness world. For fashion, cosmetics, homewares, electronics and more, there’s Robinson Buriram, a large department store. It also houses a cineplex and supermarket under one roof.
Air-conditioned buses depart daily from Bangkok (Mo Chit 2 bus terminal) to Buriram. The journey takes around 6 hours. Book tickets online at www.thaiticketmajor.com.
Trains depart daily from Bangkok (Hua Lamphong railway station) to Buriram on the Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani line. The journey duration ranges from 7 to 12 hours. Ticket prices vary depending on the type of train and travel class. Book tickets online at www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/
Nok Air and Air Asia offer daily flights from Bangkok. The flight is about one hour. The airport is about 34km from the hotel and taxis are available from the airport.
Buriram, which means “city of happiness” or “peaceful city”, is a province in Thailand’s northeastern region, about 410 km from Bangkok. Buriram is known as the land of stone castles because over 60 ancient Khmer sandstone sanctuaries have been discovered here, some dating as far back as the 10th century. It is home to one of the best preserved temples of the Angkor empire, Phanom Rung, where you can witness some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Visitors can also explore many of the other ancient ruins in the countryside, extinct volcanoes and wildlife sanctuaries.
In recent years, the province has garnered attention for its impressive football stadium and motorsport race track, which have hosted international sporting events.