of Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Chang WangLocation:
was erected in 1984 to commemorate the establishment
of Surin Province by him. The monument is situated at the southern entrance
to Muang Surin at the starting point of the Surin-Prasat road. The 2.2 meter
bronze statue, with a mahout's hook in his right hand and a pair of swords
on his back marks his bravery and also the province's reputation as the
Hotels in Surin Area
This monument is dedicated to the first lord of the city. It is located
at the southern entrance to the city in the area where the city's inner
wall once stood. It was built in 1968.
Location: Amphoe Muang
Located on Lak Mueang Road, 500 metres
west of city hall, the shrine is a sacred icon of the city. At first, the
shrine did not house any pillar. In 1968, the Fine Arts Department has designed
a new city shrine and got golden cassia log from Mr. Prasith Maneekan, Amphoe
Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi, and made it the city pillar. The log is 3 metres
long and 1 metre long in circumcircle. The rite and celebration took place
on March 15, 1974.
Location: Amphoe Muang
he image of the Buddha subduing Mara,
Luang Pho Phra Chi is most revered by Surin people. It is not known when
the images was built. Wat Burapharam is assumed to be constructed in Thon
Buri or early Rattanakosin Period, dating back some 200 years.
Situated at km. 4 of Surin-Prasat Road, on the left
before bypass road. The museum features five areas namely geography, archeology,
city history, ethnology, and heritages of the province. The museum is open
from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9.00 am. to 4.00 pm.. It is close on Monday,
Tuesday, and special holiday.
VillagesLocation: Amphoe Muang
Silverware and Silk Villages can be reached by taking the Surin-Chom Phra
road (No. 214) to Km. 14-15, then 4 kilometres to the right. These villages
are Ban Khawao Sinnarin, Ban Chok and Ban Sado, all nearby one another.
The beautiful silverware and silk products made here are sold to shops and
In addition, Chan Rom village at Km. 9 on the Surin-Sangkha
Highway cultivates Indian mulberry for silkworms that are then used to produce
ancient-style silk designs and colors. Basketry is also made here.
Location: Amphoe Muang
This Basketry Village is at Tambon Muang
Thi on the Surin-Si Khoraphum road at Km. 14-15. When villagers are not
harvesting, they make basketry from rattan to sell as household items and
Located at Bn Dan Phatthana, Tambon Dan, this market is a trade centre at
the border checkpoint for local Thais and Cambodians.
Forest ParkLocation: Amphoe Muang
is located about 22 kilometers from Surin City Hall and accessible by the
Surin-Prasat road, the distance of 14 kilometers, then further on a dirt
road for another 6 kilometers. The park's major attraction is a triple-peaked
hill with the first peak called Phanom Preah where Wat Khao Phanom Sawai
was built among shady surroundings and the image of the Buddha bestowing
favors known as Phra Phuttha Surin Mongkhon is enshrined. The second peak
is Phanom Srei topped by a Buddha image of medium size. The third, Phanom
Krol, is topped by an eight-porched hall in which an imitation of the Buddha's
Holy Footprint is enshrined. The hill has been regarded a sacred place by
the townspeople who on the first day of the new moon in fifth lunar month
walk up to the hilltop to pay homage to the place. The day is a traditional
holiday for Surin people.
is a reservoir under the irrigation project situated some 5 kilometers from
Surin along the Surin-Prasat route with a left turn for another 4 kilometers
along the irrigation channel. A royal residence was built here for the Princess
Mother. Accommodation is also available for visitors. For further information,
please contact Chief of Surin Irrigation project, Huai Saneng Reservoir,
Amphoe Muang, Surin, Tel. 511-966.
Ban Ta Klang Elephant Study Centre
Location: Tha Tum District
Experience a wonderful bond between the elephant and the Kui people “where the elephant is
like one of their family” not just an animal kept for work. The elephants here can amazingly be
trained to be domesticated constituting the way of life between human and elephants which has
eventually become the interesting belief, tradition and culture expressing a most precious relationship.
The Kui have had their own way of keeping elephants since the old times. They believe that
“the elephant’s happiness is our family’s happiness”. The older elephants will be respected as their
grandparents, while the younger elephants will be loved as their children.
Visitors here can learn the simple life of the Ban Ta Klang villagers by riding the elephant around the
village, seeing the elephant’s talent, learning the Kui’s tricks to be the elephant keeper and walking the
elephant across the river to clean up. These activities can count as once in a lifetime activities. There are
also the traditions and other festival activities; such as, the Elephant Ordination which has been carried
on for over 200 years, the Alms Giving on Elephants festival during the Buddhist Lent day of each year, the
Surin Elephant Round-up around November where all elephants in Thailand get together, the Kui Marriage on
Elephants in February, and the Songkran Festival in April.
How to get there: Located at Ban Ta Klang, Krapho Sub-district, Tha Tum District.
From Surin town, take Highway 214 (Surin-Roi Et) and turn left at km 36, then drive along the road for 22 km.
Opening Hours: Elephant Show: There are two rounds of the Elephant Show starting at
10:00 am. and 02:00 pm.
Contact: Ban Ta Klang Elephant Study Centre Tel. 0 4414 5050, 0 4451 1975