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Attractions in Surin province in Thailand

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East of Buri Ram and with its southern limits bordering Cambodia, Surin covers an area of 8,124 sq. km., its provincial capital situated 457 km. from Bangkok, The province is best known for the annual Elephant Roundup, held in the 3rd week of November to celebrate the region's traditional fame for the skill of its elephant trainers. In terms of monuments, Surin boasts a number of excellent ancient Khmer sanctuaries, while the province is also known for a variety of handicrafts, most notably traditional silverware.

Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong

Wat Burapharam

Prasat Hin Phluang

Prasat Si Khoraphum

Surin Elephant Roundup

Surin Elephant Roundup


Elephant Camp

 

City attraction in Surin

Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong (Changwang Phum) Monument

This is dedicated to the first Lord of the City and is located at the southern entrance to the city where the original inner wall once stood.

Wat Burapharam

On Krung Si Nai Road near the provincial hall, the temple enshrines the city's sacred Buddha image of Luang Pho Phra Chi, which dates from the latter half of the 18th century when Surin was founded.

 

Out of city attractions in Surin

Phanom Sawai Forest Park

Located 14 km. along the way to Amphoe Prasat and a further 6 km. off to the right, the park features a large Buddha image and three peaks. The view from the top is quite spectacular.

Silverware and Silk Villages

These villages of Ban Khwao Sinarin, Ban Chok and Ban Sado, all located near each other some 4 km. off Highway 214 between Km. 14 and 15, are noted for their fine silverware and silk products.

Prasat Hin Ban Phluang

Some 30 km. south of town, this small ancient Khmer sanctuary is known for its detailed decorative designs. The site comprises four buildings on a rectangular laterite base, each decorated with floral and human figure designs.

Prasat Ta Muan

Located 12 km. from Ban Ta Miang on the Thai- Cambodian border, these are arguable the most evocative of Surin's ancient Khmer ruins. The site comprises three separate sanctuaries within a few hundred metres of each other: Prasat Ta Muan itself, a relatively small monument built in the late 12th or early 13th century; Ta Muan Tot, a "healing station" consisting of an entrance pavilion, mondop and main sanctuary: and Prasat Ta Muan Thom, a walled complex of sandstone blocks on a laterite base.

Prasat Si Khoraphum

At Tambon Ra-ngeang between Km. 34 and 35 on Highway 226, this 12th century sanctuary has five buildings on the same base, each about 3O-metres high. Designs adorn the door columns and lintels.

Prasat Phumipon

In Tambon Dom, 10 km. from the district office on Sangkha-Buachet Road, this is the oldest Khmer sanctuary in Thailand, dating from the 7th or 8th century, although the ruins are otherwise unimpressive.

Elephant Village

The inhabitants of Ban Ta Klang village, on Highway 214, belong to the Suai group, a people traditionally renowned for their skill in capturing, training and raising elephants. An elephant museum here displays a complete elephant skeleton, tools used to capture elephants and elephant-raising techniques, along with a history of elephants in Surin.

 

Special events in Surin

Surin Elephant Roundup

3rd Week of November
Visitors from around the world flock to see this gran The 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.

 


Surin Elephant Roundup


Shopping in Surin

Best buys in Surin include silk, hand-woven cotton clothes, rattan basketry and silverware.

 

 

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