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Surin is a province with a long historical background.  It takes about 457 km from Bangkok by car.  At present, there are 13 district – Mueang, Chumphonburi, Tha Toom, Jom Phra, Phrasart, Karb Chaoeng, Rattanaburi, Sanom, Srikhornraphoom, Sang Kha, Lum Duan, Bua Ched, and Samrong Tarb.

Attractions

City Pillar Shrine : it is a respectable place in Surin.  Formerly, there was just a shrine not the pillar for over 100 years, later the place was redesigned by the Fine Arts Department, and the 3-meter-high wooden pillar of Java Cassia was placed in the shrine.

Huai Saneng : it is a reservoir of the Surin Irrigation Project.  Above the reservoir is a long road where people can take a relaxing walk.

Luang Phor Phra Chee in Wat Burapharam : a sacred Buddha image in the posture of subduing Mara which is highly respected and worshipped by Surin people.

Tradition and Festival

Surin is known as a city of elephants because in the past, elephants were the main vehicles of Surin people.  Later, in the middle of November of every year, there is a festival  of elephant’s performances that people can join the event and watch the shows.

Shopping

The popular local products are silk, cotton cloth, wickerwork, silverware, carved ivory, preserved radish, white pork sausages, grilled pork, and pork floss.

Credits: www.tourismthailand.org/

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