When talking about walking streets in Thailand, many tourists may think of Khaosarn Road in Bangkok or the famous Chiang Mai Walking Street in the North. But what about the far northeastern side of Thailand? No worries because Buriram recently came up with Sroew Ground Walking Street to offer the solution to that problem.
Officially launched in 2014, Sroew Ground is one of the newest walking streets in Thailand and is making its way up to become one of the best. It seems to be true that walking streets, wherever they are the world, are a mingling place for local people and tourists as well as a platform to present local products and intellects. Sroew Ground walking street is no different, but the unique Buriram atmosphere, the hospitality of the people, as well as the beautiful cultural shows held just across the canal from the vendors are only are some of the reasons you should not miss this place.
You can find pretty much everything here – freshly cooked street foods (lots and lots of them), produce from local farms, OTOP goods, delicate handicrafts, traditional arts, jewelry – you name it. Most of these stalls will lure you in by their fascinating demonstrations, like silk painting or glass blowing, that will make you appreciate their works even more. One rule for this walking street is you have to come with your stomach empty and a truckload of self control. Wanting to buy everything is a common symptom found in Sroew Ground visitors.
When your feet are tired from walking around, you can either sit down and enjoy a foot massage on a grassy area near the canal or watch the performances from both local students and professional performers. Before you know it, your time might be running out or the market might soon be closed. No matter how old you are or where you come from, you will absolutely have a wonderful time here.
From Bangkok, use Highway No. 1 (Phaholyothin) and turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap) in Saraburi province. Then follow the signs to get onto Highway No. 224 and 24 (Chok Chai-Det Udom) respectively. You will pass Nong Ki and Nang Rong Districts before turning left onto Highway 218 heading to Buriram. The total distance is approximately 410 kilometers.