Centre of Southern Northeast Calture

Centre of Southern Northeast Culture is situated in front of Buri Ram Rajabhat University. It was formed for the purposes of collecting and exhibiting historical and archaeological evidences from Southern Northeast area which were originated from the academic seminar under the topic of “Southern Northeast History and Culture” in year 1982. Centre of Southern Northeast Culture consists of 2 buildings which are two-storey cultural hall with the Phanom Rung Stone Castle architectural kind of style mixed with modern technique and the auditorium building.  Southern Northeast area is around Mun river region, Korat Lake or known as Thung Kula Ronghai where Nakon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani provinces and some districts of Yasothon, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Khonkaen and Chaiyaphum provinces are located. This area has the highest number of ancient community. Also, Khmer culture influence can be seen everywhere including important places such as the Phimai Historical Park, the Phanom Rung Historical Park, and Preah Vihear Sanctuary. In addition, kilns and potteries were also found in the area of Buri Ram province aging around 800 – 1,200 years between 15 – 19 B.E.     There have been several educational exhibitions offering at Centre of Southern Northeast Culture such as geographic exhibition showing the Southern Northeast Geography and Buri Ram province, Buri ram Ancient Community Exhibition, antiques in different periods, the History of Surin, the Elephants and Levy, tools used in hunting wild elephants, Mahouts’ ritual tools, Religions and Beliefs Exhibition, Buddha statues and bronze graven images, Textiles and Way of Life Exhibition, Southern Northeast Serge and Ikats, and Kilns and Potteries.

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