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Surin Province - Thailand Tourist Attractions :

          Located between the Mun River in the north and Dongrek Mountain Chain in the South, Surin Province is an ancient historical province from the Khmer period. This province is world famous for its annual elephant show. Apart from these, there are several ancient Khmer sites that are worth a visit.

          Surin province contains two beautiful national forests called the Phanom Sawai National Forest and the Nong Khu National Forest. Phanom Sawai is considered as a sacred place with a natural mixed deciduous forest covering a small mountain. Wat Phanom Sawai temple is located at the top of the mountain. This temple houses the famous Phra Buddha Surinthara Mongkhon, a huge brick-concrete image of Lord Buddha. There are short trekking routes and other recreational activities for the entertainment of tourists visiting these forests.

          Huai Sa-neng reservoir is a popular picnic spot. Adventure lovers can take the pleasure of mountain bike riding and fishing while visitors can relax their souls in these serene environs.  Several bird species such as wagtail, pipit and kingfisher migrate to this reservoir.

          There are numerous ancient Khmer sanctuaries present in the region that testify its historical significance. Some of the prominent ones include Prasat Si Khoraphum, Prasat Yai Ngao, Prasat Phumpon, Prasat Ban Prasat Sanctuary, Prasat Ban Phluang and Prasat Ban Phlai. All these structures are built in exemplary Khmer-style of architecture. Apart from these, quite a number of sacred Buddhist temples and shrines are present that are worth a visit.

          Surin province is known for its fine silk and notable silver beads produced in Khwao Sinaring Handicraft Village. This silk is woven with unique patterns. People of Ban Khwao Sinaring and Ban Chok produce beautiful silver ornaments such as belts, necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches that are put on sale.  Bam Bathum village is popular for its rattan baskets.

          Internationally acclaimed Annual Grand Elephant Round Up is held during November where around 100 trained elephants are assembled. In order to have a glimpse of these magnificent beasts, visitors from around the world flock to this place. Capturing elephants, a tug-of-war between elephant and men, an elephant soccer match, elephant dances, a parade, elephants at war, and cultural performances are some of the spectacular events organized during this fair.

          Surin province is 457 kilometers away from Bangkok. Regular bus services and trains are available from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal and Hua Lamphong Railway Station respectively. Alternatively, tourist can even hire a car from Bangkok to reach Surin.


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