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Surin Proviince, Places to see, Local Products, Festivals held in and Around the Province.

Surin Elephant Village.  Located in Ban Ta Klang. These villagers are descendants

of the Suay or Kuay Ethnic group, who have a long history elephant husbandry.

Unlike northern Thailand where elephant is kept for labour, Ta Klang people consider

elephant as their friends who can share the same house.  

( See pages 10/11/12 on this Elephant Village )


Local Products

Surin is famed for its high quality silk. This quality is due to a unique weaving process, as well as outstanding patterns and dyes. Moreover, the province is famous for its food.


Festivals


Surin Jasmine Rice and Silk Cloth Fair. . Held every January, the Fair features contests of agricultural products, silk cloth, and presentations from governmental institutions.

Thai Elephant Day. A light and sound show which describes the legends of Thai elephants. Held annually in the second week of November.


Si Khoraphum Khmer Ruins Celebration and Loi Krathong. The annual celebration is held every third weekend of November at Si Khoraphum Khmer Ruins. The celebration features performance, lifestyle of ethnic people ( Khmer, Lao, and Suay ), local performances, souvenir market, beauty contest, Krathong contest and float.


Eel Festival The fair is held at the field of Amphoe Chumphon Buri every third week of December, after the harvest when eel is big enough for the catch. Farmer normally can catch lots of eel at that time, and it turns yellow and not smells fishy.


Surin Elephant Round - up and Surin Red Cross Fair.  The annual fair is held every third week

of November at Si Narong Stadium. Since ancient times, Surin is rich of elephant. Suay ethnic

people has turned wild elephant into their vehicles and their talent in elephant controlling has

made debut for Thailand. The Round - up features contest of elephant’s dining table, elephant

welcome float, the world’s biggest dining event of the elephant, and performance such as

Elephant capture, tug of war between elephant and men, elephant football match, war elephant,

and local performances such as Ruam An - re and Kantrum.


Surin Province, Page 8, Festivals around the Province, and some hotels to stay in Surin Province, Page 10, Surin Elephant Village. Located in Ban Ta Klang.