{{ message }}

Admin Page Edit


{{ message }}

Surin Majestic Hotel
Surin Majestic Hotel - dream vacation

99 Road Maintenance Chit Nai MuangSurin

The Grace Residence
The Grace Residence - dream vacation

1/15 Promtep Rd. Naimuang Muang SurinSurin

Suanpa Resort
Suanpa Resort - dream vacation

134 Surin-Prasart Rd., T.Chaneang Mueang District SurinSurin

N-Joy Place
N-Joy Place - dream vacation

499 M.18 Soi Sri Pattana 3 T. Nokmueang Mueang DistrictSurin

Martina Hotel
Martina Hotel - dream vacation

277 Moo.14 pichitchai RoadSurin

The Lion Residence
The Lion Residence - dream vacation

128 Tedsabarn 2 Road NaiSurin

Maneerote Hotel
Maneerote Hotel - dream vacation

11/1 Soi Poi Tung Ko, Krungsri Nai RoadSurin

Baan Charoensuk Resort
Baan Charoensuk Resort - dream vacation

469/1 Moo 10 T.Nok Meaung Leang Mueang Rd.,SurinSurin


Sathani Anamai Tambon Na Miang
Sathani Anamai Chaloem Phra Kiat Hok Sip Phansa Nawa Min Thra Chi Ni Ban Run
Sathani Anamai Ban Ampuen
Sathani Anamai U Lok
Sathani Anamai Tambon Naeng Mut
Sathani Anamai Ban Sa Thong
Sathani Anamai Tambon Chik Daek
Sathani Anamai Ban Run
Sathani Anamai Ban Cham Beng
Sathani Anamai Ban Khanat Mon
Sathani Anamai Thapthim Sayam Sun Si
Sathani Anamai Tambon A-phon
Sathani Anamai Tambon Thepraksa
Sathani Anamai Tambon Charat
Sathani Anamai Ban Sakon
Samnakngan Satharanasuk Amphoe
Sathani Anamai Ban Dan
Sathani Anamai Tambon Takhian
Sathani Anamai Ban Sae Pai
Sathani Anamai Ban Na Sanuan
Sathani Anamai Ban Phrai Phatthana
Sathani Anamai Ban Sawai
Sathani Anamai Ban Tum
Sathani Anamai Ban Hong Noi
Sathani Anamai Ban Ku
Sathani Anamai Ban La Lom
Sathani Anamai Ban Prasat
Sathani Anamai Ban Khanun
Sathani Anamai Ban Khok Lak
Sathani Anamai Ban Bo Thong
Sathani Anamai Don Li
Sathani Anamai Ban Don Lueam
Sathani Anamai Tambon Du
Sathani Anamai Ban Kluai Kwang
Sathani Anamai Tambon Chan Saen Chai
Sathani Anamai Ban Phak Mai Yai
Sathani Anamai Ban Chan Saen Chai
Sathani Anamai Ban Takhian Bang Ing
Sathani Anamai Ban Hai
Sathani Anamai Ban Wan
Sathani Anamai Ban Ta Kon
Sathani Anamai Ban Mueang Luang
Sathani Anamai Ban Mueang Chan
Sathani Anamai Ban Kep Nga
Sathani Anamai Ban Nong Samon
Sathani Anamai Ban Muang
Sathani Anamai Ban Siao
Sathani Anamai Ban Nong Bua Dong
Sathani Anamai Ban Nong Ma
Sathani Anamai Ban I Se
Sathani Anamai Khewa Takhlong
Sathani Anamai Ban Ko Kaeo
Sathani Anamai Tambon Yang Kham
Sathani Anamai Tambon Tha Hat Yao
Sathani Anamai Ban Chan Toei
Sathani Anamai Chaem Arom
Sathani Anamai Ban Ta Yuak
Sathani Anamai Tambon Tha Sawang
Sathani Anamai Tambon Sawai
Sathani Anamai Ban Samrong-Khok Phet
Sathani Anamai Tambon Sawai
Sathani Anamai Tambon Na Bua
Sathani Anamai Tambon Chaniang
Sathani Anamai Ban Trasaeng
Sathani Anamai Tambon Kho Kho
Sathani Anamai Tambon Nok Mueang
Sathani Anamai Ban Alo
Sathani Anamai Ban Ka Ko
Sathani Anamai Tambon Phia Ram
Sathani Anamai Ban Ka Ko
Sathani Anamai Ban Salaeng Phan
Sathani Anamai Tambon Then Mi
Sathani Anamai Tambon Salak Dai
Sathani Anamai Tambon Ta Ong
Sathani Anamai Tambon Samrong
Sathani Anamai Tambon Ram
Sathani Anamai Tambon Mueang Thi
Sathani Anamai Tambon Bu Ruesi
Sathani Anamai Tambon Kae Yai
Sathani Anamai Tambon Si Suk
Sathani Anamai Tambon Narong
Sathani Anamai Tambon Khok Takhian
Sathani Anamai Tambon Khu Tan
Sathani Anamai Ban Khok Sa-at
Sathani Anamai Ban Kaset Thawon
Sathani Anamai Ban Prasat Beng
Sathani Anamai Tambon Ban Rae
Sathani Anamai Tambon Prasat Thong
Sathani Anamai Tambon Rawiang
Sathani Anamai Tambon Kham Phong
Sathani Anamai Ban Pham
Sathani Anamai Tambon Non
Sathani Anamai Ban Nong Yai
Sathani Anamai Ban Sat
Sathani Anamai Tambon Truat
Sathani Anamai Ban Ko Truat
Sathani Anamai Tambon Nong Waeng

{{ event.title }}

{{ event.start_time }} to {{ event.stop_time }} at {{ event.venue_name }}

{{ event.description }}

Surin (สุรินทร์) is a town in Isaan, Thailand.


Surin is the capital of Surin Province. Its population is small, approximately 40,000, but the province itself is densely populated. It lies about 450 km east of Bangkok and 50 km from the Cambodian border.

Surin is a quiet town. Its chief claim to fame is its annual Elephant Roundup, which takes place in Nov (book a room in advance). Surin's people have had a long relationship with elephants and they have become the provincial icon, epitomizing as they do raw power coupled with intelligence and strong kinship values.

Plenty of Khmer ruins, beautiful silk fabrics, and highly-prized jasmine rice also make Surin a destination worth a visit.


Surin's story dates back thousands of year when the Suay or Kuay ethnic groups migrated along the Mekong River to settle around the Dongrek Range. Kuay ethnic people, found in Thailand and Laos, are talented in catching and training elephants. Some 2,000 years ago, during the Khmer Era, the town of Surin was established. After the fall of Khmer Empire, the town was neglected until 1763, when Luang Surin Pakdi (Chiang Poom), headman of Muang Tee Village, led his people to settle at Ban Khu Prakai, now the town of Surin. He subsequently became the first mayor of the settlement.

Get in

By car

From Bangkok, head north via Hwy 1 (Pahonyothin Rd) and get onto Hwy 2 (Mittraphap Rd) at Saraburi. Use Hwy 24 (Chok Chai-Det Udom) via Nang RongPrasat, then turn left onto Hwy 214 to Surin. This route is 457 km long. Or from Korat, motorists can use Hwy 226, via Chakkrarat , Huai Thalaeng, Lam Plai Mat, Buriram to Surin. This route is 434 km in length.

By bus

  • Bangkok's northeastern Bus terminal (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd has daily services to Surin. For more information, call +66 2 9362852-66 Transport Co, Surin Branch tel. +66 44 511756. Kitchakan Ratchasima Tour Co, tel. +66 44 512161, Nakhon Chai Air Co., tel. +66 44 515151.
  • Minibuses (60 baht) connect the town with Chong Chom, which hosts a border crossing with O'Smach in Cambodia.

By train

Trains regularly leave Bangkok's Hualamphong and Bang Sue stations for Surin. For more information, call 1690, +66 2 2204334, +66 2 2204444. Surin Railway Station tel. +66 44 511295, +66 44 515393 or visit State Railway of Thailand.

Get around

Surin is a small, so most journeys in the central area can be made on foot. However, there are also samlors (rickshaws) and tuk-tuks. The larger hotels have cars available for hire. Keep in mind that no one considers overcharging a foreigner to be a serious crime. A samlor ride around the central region of the town is 40 baht, a tuk-tuk maybe 50-60 baht for foreigners. If in doubt ask your hotel for advice. When getting off the bus always be extra careful not to be taken for a ride while being taken for a ride.


  • Elephant Training Village (at Tha Tum, about 60 km from Surin).
  • Surin National Museum (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ สุรินทร์) (About 4 km S of the city on Rte 214. There is nothing to see along the road, and given the speed of cars and the lack of a sidewalk, walking is not recommended. The pink songthaew from city will take you to the museum for 10 baht, or use a tuk-tuk/samlor). The Surin National Museum was established in 1974. It was first housed in the Surin City Hall, but was later moved to the Surin Education Office. In 1992 the Thai Fine Arts Department proposed a dedicated museum building for the province. Construction of the museum began in 1995, and was completed in 2010. The museum is now in Ban Nongtao, Chaniang sub-district, Mueang district, on Hwy 214. The museum covers five topics: natural science, history-archaeology, local history, ethnology, and local heritage.
  • City Pillar Shrine (ศาลหลักเมืองสุรินทร์). The Lak Mueang shrine is the sacred icon, the tutelary deity of the city and the province. Prior to 1968 the shrine did not house a pillar. This changed in 1968 when the Thai Fine Arts Department designed a new city shrine. A city pillar for this new shrine was made from a golden cassia log.
  • Lower Isaan Art and Crafts Centre (ศูนย์ศิลปาชีพอีสานใต้) (On a bypass road, close to Tambon Nok Mueang Administration organization, SE of Surin City). The centre displays art and cultural exhibits of lower Isaan.
  • The Monument of Phaya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Changwang (Pum) (อนุสาวรีย์พระยาสุรินทรภักดีศรีณรงค์จางวาง (ปุม)). This is a statue of Surin's traditional founder and first mayor, Phaya Surin. The black, brass statue is 2.2 metres high, and was dedicated in 1968. The statue is at the southern entrance to the city, at what is now a major traffic round-about, but was in the past the inner wall of the city. Pum stands on a high plinth, and is depicted holding a curve-bladed pike in right hand. This is a traditional device used to control an elephant. The pike reflects his legendary skill in controlling war elephants, and recognises the important of the role of elephants in both the history and economy of Surin.

Khmer-era temples

These stretch from the border westwards to Buriram Province. There are few organised tours (tourism is not overly big in Isaan). You can always find an (expensive) rental car, with driver, at your hotel, or it is possible to visit the major temples by using the local public transport system (this is very cheap). Ask you hotel or guesthouse for instructions. (Most signs at the bus and train stations are in Thai, however, the staff are very helpful.)

  • 1 Prasat Sikhoraphum. A set of temple ruins in a quiet surroundings.
  • Prasat Ta Meuan. A complex of three structures built in the 12th–13th centuries around the time of the Cambodian king Jayavarman VII. The largest building is Prasat Ta Meuan Thom. It is surrounded by an outer wall, and contains a large central rectangular building on a north-south axis. To the south is Prasat Ta Meuan Toht, a smaller structure, with an outer wall. The last and smallest of three is Prasat Ta Meuan, a small building with no wall, approximately 15 m x 5 m. All of these buildings show signs of disrepair and looting. A return journey by taxi to the complex will cost you ~2,000 baht. There are occasional excursion buses, when there is sufficient interest. Check with your hotel or travel agent. There is no on-site English language assistance, nor much information about the complex. There may still be unexploded land mines from the days of the Khmer Rouge. Stay on the paths and do not wander into the surrounding jungle. Free.



  • Ordination parade on elephant's back (งานประเพณีบวชนาคแห่ช้าง), Wat Chaeng Sawang, Ban Ta Klang, Amphoe Tha Tum. This tradition is held mostly on the 13th-15th day of the waxing moon in May (around mid-May). Khmer, Laotian, and Suay people are all Buddhist and families wish their sons to enter monkhood and study the dhamma before marriage. The ordination of large numbers of monks simultaneously on elephant back over long distances confer great merit on the families of the ordainees. As all participants dress decoratively with mat-mi silk, the tradition earns lots of merit which is passed down through generations. The parade comprises more than 50 elephants crossing the Mun River, with ordainees having shaved heads, all paying homage to Chao Pho Wang Thalu Shrine before starting the ordination.
  • Surin Elephant Roundup and Surin Red Cross Fair (งานช้างและกาชาดสุรินทร์), Si Narong Stadium. Yearly, third weekend of November. A three day-long event where elephants roam the streets of Surin and perform in various activities: soccer, beauty contests, battle re-enactments, and the like.


  • "Mai" Dried lotus seeds snack : A well-known snack of Surin made from natural lotus seeds .It has a soft sweet taste and is available everywhere. It has listed as one of the Best 50 Gourmet Souvenirs from around the world by Condé Nast Traveller Magazines..


Surin has a fantastic night market. Be sure to try the Isaan sausage and Laos-style flattened chicken (gai yang), but be careful with the som tam (papaya salad). In addition to the night market Surin is liberally endowed with small restaurants, and the usual street vendors. Also the major hotels have reasonably priced menus.


Surin is not known for its many bars, but there are a few places offering drinks and nightlife. Most are located near the Thong Tarin Hotel. Adjacent to the hotel are two streets lined with small bars, restaurants, karaoke bars, and go-go bars. The larger hotels also have bars and restaurants. There are also several small restaurants managed or owned by expats scattered around town. The largest is the Farang Connection, followed by the Oasis, The Beach in Surin and N & N's German Restaurant, all near the bus station.


  • New Hotel, 6-8 Thanasan Rd, ☎ +66 44 511 341. Check-out: noon. Fan room with bath. 300 baht.
  • 1 One Fu Hotel, Near IQ Modern Trade and merely a few kilometers with many important places such as Robinson shopping mall and other attractions, e-mail: onefuhotel@gmail.com. Boutique, modern style hotel. 550+ baht.
  • Petchaskem Hotel (500 m from the bus station). An older hotel.
  • Pirom-Aree's Guest House, 55 326 Soi Arunee. Thung Poh Rd, ☎ +66 44 513 234. Check-out: noon. Fan rooms, outside bath 200 baht.
  • Surin Majestic (Next to the bus station). The newest and best looking hotel in Surin. 1,200+ baht.
  • TK Mansions, 87 Krungsrinai, Muang District (Across the street from the Municipal Government Building), ☎ +66 92 26 312, +66 89 681 8150. T.K. Mansions is on the street where the Night Market is every evening. The building is new and it is connected to the latest fiber optic internet service in Thailand, which guarantees a good quality internet connection. A long-term stay is also possible. Just ask the manager, Mrs. Sue, who speaks English very well. 500 baht.
  • Thong Tarin Hotel (About 500 m from the bus station). Clean and tidy, and with an attached Rose Bath House, where a tired male can find female companionship. Swimming pool, snooker club. 1,100+ baht.

Go next

  • Buriram
  • Cambodia is accessible via the Chong Chom/O'Smach border crossing. The drive into Cambodia becomes very scenic as the road descends the Dangrek Mountains. At the border, between the two countries' immigration offices, are a couple of casino hotels. Visas are issued at this border, make sure you only pay USD20 for a Cambodian tourist visa. Touts will try to convince you to pay more. On the Cambodian side, O'Smach town, a collection of attap huts and unpaved streets, is less than 1 km down the hill from the immigration offices. It has at least three guesthouses for those arriving late and not able to make onward travel. It also has a market with cafes and a branch of Acleda Bank (no ATM).

Paramount Angkor Transport runs buses to Samraong and beyond from O'Smach town. Look for the attap hut with bus advertisements on the highway at the turning to the town. On the Thai side, minibuses run from Chong Chom to Surin (60 baht).

  • Si Saket

Current Weather: {{ weather.desc }}

Temperature: {{ weather.tempf }}°F / {{ weather.tempc }}°C

Air pressure: {{ weather.pressure }} hPa

Humidity:{{ weather.humidity }}%

Windspeed: {{ weather.windspeed }} m/s


Sunrise: {{ weather.sunrise }}

Sunset: {{ weather.sunset }}

Site issues? Contact Us