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Surin Province:

          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. More...

Surin Demographic Data :

Capital: Surin
Area: 8,124.1 km²
Ranked 24th
Inhabitants: 1,375,257 (2006)
Ranked 10th
Pop. density: 169 inh./km²
Ranked 16th
ISO 3166-2: TH-32
Governor: Phunsak Pranutnoraphan
(since November 2006)



Surin Tourist Attractions:

  • Burapharam Temple
  • City Pillar Shrine of Surin
  • The Monument of Phaya Surin Phakdi Sir Narong Changwang
  • Surin National Museum
  • Lower Isan Art Centre
  • Haui Saneng Reservior
  • Phanom Sawai Forest Park
  • Village Of Chansoma Godlen Brocade
  • Mueang Thi Khmer Ruins
  • Ban Buthom Basketry Village
  • Ta Muean Thom Khmer Ruins
  • Ta Muean Tot Khmer Ruims
  • Huai Thap Than Huay Samran Wildlife Sancturary
  • Surin's Elephant Village
  • Chom Phra Khmer Ruins
  • Pa Son Nong Khu Forest Park


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