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Surin Attractions

Religious Sites
Surin City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
Surin City Pillar Shrine
Surin City Pillar Shrine
Surin City Pillar Shrine is a sacred icon of the Surin city. In many cities of Thailand, the city pillar represents the center of the city and a religious monument. This pillar shrine was built in 1986 and designed by the Fine Arts Department. The pillar shrine made from golden cassia log which got from Mr. Prasith Maneekan, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi. The log is 3 meters long and 1 meter long in circumcircle. The rite and celebration took place on March 15, 1974.

How to get there: Surin City Pillar Shrine is located on Lak Mueang Road around 500 meters west of City Hall.
Wat Burapharam
Location : Mueang District
Wat Burapharam is assumed to be constructed in Thon Buri or early Rattanakosin Period, dating back some 200 years was built by Surin’s first town leader, Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Changwang. It is also the most important temple for Surin inhabitants because it is a house of Luang Pho Phra Chi, a highly venerated Buddha image.

The temple also contains the museum of Luang Phu Dun, a famous senior monk who was once the provincial chief of the Buddhist Dhammayuth sect. The museum features a statue of Luang Phu Dun and his ashes to which visitors and the faithful can pay homage.
Wat Khao Sala Atul Thanajaro
Location : Buachet District
Wat Khao Sala Atul Thanajaro
Wat Khao Sala Atul Thanajaro
Wat Khao Sala Atul Thanajaro is located on Panom Dongrak Mountain, cover an area around 10,865 Rai surrounded with forests and mountains in abundance of various kinds of rare plants and herbs including all kinds of animals. There is a Buddha’s footprint is located 300 meters southeast of the pavilion in the temple. This is a big sandstone Buddha’s footprint aligned in east - west orientation. It is 3.2 meters in length, 0.7 meters in width at heel side and 1.5 meters at toes side. The right foot image was crafted 20 cm. in depth. Inside the foot, there is a lifted frame crafted in the image of animals in nature all big, small, poultry, birds, fish, reptiles and also lotus flowers in total of 23 rows of 166 pieces. In the middle of the sole and at the heel are the crafted patterns of 7 layered circles alternating in 2 different designs. Surrounding the circles are lotus petals or heads of big snakes, same as the ones in the rim of the foot. There are patterns of spirals in the toes in both the fingertips and knuckles. These spirals are in order of sizes of the toes, 3 horizontally and 5 vertically resulting in 15 spiral patterns altogether.

How to get there: Wat Khao Sala Atul Thanajaro is located in Ban Jaras, Jaras Sub-district. Take Surin-Prasat road to Prasat District crossroad then turn left onto highway 24. At Km.45 in Sangkha crossroad, turn right onto highway 2124 passing Buachet District and continue to Ban Jaras. At Km.23 the entrance to the temple is on your right.
Monument
Phraya Surin Pakdee Srinarong Jangwang (Pum)
Location : Mueang District
The monument was erected in 1984 to commemorate Phraya Surin Pakdee Srinarong Jangwang (Pum) who is the first founded of Surin city. The monument is situated at the southern entrance to Mueang 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 elephant city.
Museum
Surin National Museum
Location : Mueang District
Surin National Museum
Surin National Museum
Surin National Museum was built to exhibits information of Surin province especially about the area’s geography, archeological findings, history, ethnology and cultural heritage. The geography section covers, other than the expected topics of climate, geology and national parks, Surin’s history of rice and rice farming as well. The archeology section shows the time of the pre-historic era all the way to Dvaravatik Khmer and Ayutthaya-Lan Xang artifacts found in Surin. The town history covers the timeline of the Suay or Kuai ethnic group until the founding of Surin.

Meanwhile, the ethnology section features the province’s main ethnic groups, including the Suay (also known as Kuai). The last section describes the province’s cultural heritage, which includes handicrafts such as silverware and silk fabrics, but also includes skills such as performance and elephant husbandry.

How to get there: Surin National Museum is situated at Km. 4 of Surin-Prasat Road, on the left before reaching the bypass road.
Opening Hours : Wed - Sun 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
Contact : Tel. 0 4415 3054
Market
Chong Chom Market
Location : Kab Cherng District
Chong Chom Market
Chong Chom Market
Chong Chom Market is a large border market and can be crossed with the most ease connecting with Thailand and Cambodia which was officially established at the end of 1995. The market has long played a significant role in border trade between Thailand and Cambodia before it was finally given the official border checkpoint status. Chong Chom Market sells a range of goods, including clothes, kitchen equipment, tools, electronic and electrical goods, food, secondhand bikes, DVDs, handbags and lots more.

How to get there: Chong Chom Market is located in Ban Dan Phatthana, Dan Sub-district. The market is 69 kilometers from Surin town and 11 kilometers from Kap Choeng District, via Surin-Chong Chom Road.
Opening Hours : Daily 06:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
Natural Attractions
Huai Saneng Dam
Location : Mueang District
Huai Saneng Dam is earth dam built across Huai Saneng and Ampeel rivers. It was built to alleviate floods and help agriculture. This dam is 20 meters high from water level and is 4.4 kilometers long and also has an impressive sunset view, and is a popular spot for Surin locals to relax, enjoy a meal, and go fishing. There is the palace of the Princess Mother is located in the reservoir’s headquarters, requiring prior permission for any visits to the royal residence.

How to get there: Huai Saneng Dam is situated 5 kilometers from Surin town via Highway No. 214 (Surin-Prasat Road). At Km. 5-6 turn left off the main road and take the road parallel to the irrigation canal to reach the reservoir.
Phanom Sawai Forest Park
Location : Mueang District
Phanom Sawai Forest Park
Phanom Sawai Forest Park
This is a nice place for nature lover, Phanom Sawai Forest Park offer a beautiful forest park with amazing views from the top of the hill. The park's major attraction is a triple-peaked hill with the first peak called Phanom Preah or Yod Khao Chai 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 or Yod Khao Ying topped by a Buddha image of medium size. The third, Phanom Krol or Yot Khao Kok, 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.

How to get there: Phanom Sawai Forest Park is located 22 kilometers from Surin City Hall. Motorists should take Highway No. 214 (Surin-Prasat) for 14 kilometers, then turn right and keep going for 6 kilometers further to reach the park.
Alongkorn Waterfall
Location : Sangkha District
Alongkorn Waterfall is located in Huai Tup Tun - Huai Samran Wildlife Sanctuary near with border of Thailand - Cambodia. It is beautiful waterfall consist 4 tiers and each tier has height 500 meters. In the past, this waterfall has been closed more than 40 years because the unrest between Thailand - Cambodia but now Alongkorn Waterfall is open to travel again.
Pa Son Nong Khu Forest Park
Location : Sangkha District
Pa Son Nong Khu Forest Park where is the best kind of plateau pines grow in Thailand which is cooperation project between Thailand and Denmark it covers an area of 625 Rais. It is another relaxation point for the Surin people.

Pinophyta is a standing timber with around 10-30 meters high with 80-200 centimeters circumference. On the tip, it is a round thick bush spreading out in layers. The trunk is tall and twisted like an elbow. The skin is quite black, thick and splitted out with light yellow resin coming out from the crack. The alburnum is in light yellow color with resin coming out from the core.

The leaf is in a thin shape with 15-25 centimeters long and grouped into 2 leaves per group. The color is dark green just like a ponytail. The floral usually blooms at the tip of the branch with yellow color around 2-8 centimeters long. The fruit is in a cone shape with flakes around. The unripe fruit is in a round shape with 5-8 centimeters long and when it is old it turns brown. Also, when the temperature is suitable, the fruit blossoms out into flakes. The wood is in brown color and if it is divided, the inside is in pink color. The splinter is rough, sticky and light. It is durable with shelter and easy to clean.

How to get there: Pa Son Nong Khu Forest Park is located at Baan Nhong Ku, Choke Nhua Sub-district, Lamduan district. It is around 35 kilometers from Surin following the Surin-Sangkha highway.
Huai Tup Tun – Huai Samran Wildlife Sanctuary
Location : Kab Cherng District
Huai Tup Tun - Huai Samran Wildlife Sanctuary is covering an area 313,750 Rai of Kap Choeng District, Sangkha District and Bua Ched District. It is the plateau with the elevation is between 200 - 476 meters above sea level. This is the plentifully forest so it is the beginning point of river and brook such as Huai Sing, Huai Pradek, Huai Kha Nat Mon, Huai Charan. The best time to visit is during October - November. Tri Kee Ree Waterfall
Tri Kee Ree Waterfall
Tri Kee Ree Waterfall
Location : Buachet District
Tri Kee Ree Waterfall is located about 90 kilometers from Surin City. It is beautiful waterfall with 1.5 meters high. Best time to visit this waterfall is during October - March and visitor must walk to waterfall around 2 kilometers.
Thum Sua Waterfall
Location : Buachet District
Thum Sua Waterfall is a small waterfall that origin from a stream from Huai Phayom which is border of Thailand - Cambodia. The amazing in this place is water will be falls in the rock groove and there is water appear in basin next to about 2 kilometers.
Thung Kula Lake
Location : Chumphon Buri District
Thung Kula Lake
Thung Kula Lake
Thung Kula Lake is the big and famous freshwater lake especially in weekend and long weekend there are many people to go there. This lake also offers various water sports such as water bicycle, banana boat and scooter as well as enjoying fresh caught menu from the restaurant nearby.
Zoo & Amusement Park
Saran Water Park Surin
Location : Mueang District
Saran Water Park is the new fun water park at Surin. This is small water park but the quality of the build and the equipment is first class. There is plenty of seating in the shade with excellent visibility of the whole area to keep an eye on the children. Food is available all day long from the vendor pool side.
Opening Hours : Daily 09:00 am. - 07:00 pm.
Admission : Thai & Foreigner - 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 09 3329 9665, 08 9585 6699
Other Attractions
Baan Bu Thom Handicraft Village
Location : Mueang District
Baan Bu Thom Handicraft Village is famous in basket weaving village which villager will spend time after the following harvest season to basket making for extra income. There is ample evidence of their handicraft in the numerous shops that line the highway, displaying a wide range of basketry, from chairs, to baskets, trays and other household appliances.

How to get there: Baan Bu Thom Handicraft Village is located at Mueang Thi Sub-district on Highway No. 226 (Surin-Si Khoraphum) at Km. 14-15. The village is located about 12 kilometers from Surin city.
Baan Chan Rom Weaving Village
Location : Mueang District
Baan Chan Rom Weaving Village is known as the popular handicraft especially in local cloth weaving and the silver accessories producer. Surin province is a province known for silk weaving since a long time ago. The process of weaving usually uses the Mai Noi silk to weave. The clothes weave into different clothing such as sarongs and also in different patterns such as Mad Mee Hole or Jong Hole (Khmer Language).

How to get there: Baan Chan Rom Weaving Village is located at Kaewasi Narin Sub-district. Travel here by taking the highway 214 (Surin-Chompra) until the 14th - 15th kilometers milestone and then take the right junction for around 4 kilometers. Baan Tha Sawang Silk Weaving Village
Baan Tha Sawang Silk Weaving Village
Baan Tha Sawang Silk Weaving Village
Location : Mueang District
Baan Tha Sawang Silk Weaving Village is the one of great place to see Thai silks being woven into traditional designs in a village environment full of charm. This village is widely recognized for utilizing looms with over a hundred heddles to weave gold brocade silk of the highest quality, offered to Her Majesty the Queen as well as previous royal courts. Since its founding, the village has also been tasked with weaving fabric for 21 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation) country leaders in 2003. The learned Achan Wiratham Trakunngoenthai heads the group. Moreover there are souvenirs to shop, great quality of clothes, bags and traditional Thai items.

How to get there: The village is 8 kilometers from Surin town. To get there, cross the railway opposite to Surin Plaza, and go straight through the intersection, then turn left onto Ko Loi - Mueang Lin Road.
Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village
Location : Tha Tum District
Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village
Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village
Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village is one of largest elephant village in thailand, tourist can learn the simple life of Kui people 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.

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.

How to get there: Located at Baan 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 : Daily 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : Thai - 50 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child and Foreigner - 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4451 7461, 0 4414 5050