Surin is world-famous for the Elephant Roundup and for its many Khmer sanctuaries and wide variety of handicrafts.
Surin is 457 kilometres from Bangkok and has an area of 8,124 square kilometres. It is divided into the following districts: Mueang, Chumphon Buri, Tha Tum, Chom Phra, Prasat, Kap Choeng, Rattanaburi, Sanom, Si Khoraphum, Sangkha, Samrong Thap, Buachet, Lamduan, Si Narong, Phanom Dong Rak, Khwao Sinarin and Non
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 to Nakhon Ratchasima, then use Highway No.226 to Surin via Buri Ram, a total distance of 457 kilometres.
Buses depart from Bangkoks Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Surin every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information
Regular trains depart from Bangkoks Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Surin every day. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20or visit www.railway.co.th for more
Surin Elephant Round up
Surin Elephant Roundup is held in the middle weekend of November. Visitors from around the world flock to see this grand national event. Shows include capturing elephants, a tug-of-war between elephant and men, an elephant soccer match, elephant dances, a parade, elephants at war, and cultural performances.