Surin Province: the home of elephants
Discover the Khmer civilization at Prasat Sikhoraphum, a small castle widely known as the most beautiful in Surin. This castle contains beautiful lintels and the most complete Apsaras carvings in Thailand.
Then, visit Ban Ta Klang in Tha District, the world’s largest elephant village, which proves Surin’s reputation as a genuine land of elephants. The elephant learning center in Ban Ta Klang displays the culture of the Kui people, who have lived and worked closely with elephants since ancient times. Apart from a large number of elephants, you will also have a chance to meet their mahouts (elephant keepers.)
Then, shop for beautiful woven cloth at Ban Tha Sawang, a famous weaving village, which produced cloth gifts for the international leaders during the 2003 APEC Conference.
- Take Highway 1 to Saraburi, turn right onto Mittraphap Road, then take Highway 226 passing Buri Ram to Surin.
- There are daily bus services running from the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit)
- Take the train from the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) to the Surin Railway Station.
Pickup bus, motor tricycle taxi, traditional tricycle taxi, and motorcycle taxis are available in town. There are pickup buses and taxis available for traveling between districts.