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Places to visit in Surin

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What to see in Surin

The city of Surin in itself does not have much interesting to visit. Its most notable temples are Wat Burapharam and Wat Sala Loy. Red city Pillar Shrine in Khmer style and Surin National Museum that the city is very proud are often mentioned among the things to see in the town. But the most interesting places are outside of Surin. The Province has many small Khmer ruins. Except for Mueang Thi and Sikhoraphum on the railway road, there are not easily accessible by public transportation. It is therefore essential to have a vehicuke to fully enjoy visiting the area. Khmer ruins are quite modest and often very small. They can definitly not compete with Phimai and Phanom Rung temples in neighboring provinces. The the most interesting visit near Surin is going to the very popular with children Elephant Study Center at around 50 kilometers from Surin.
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Other visits suggestions in Surin

  • Khmer ruins of Surin Province
    In addition to Sikhoraphum, there are many small ruins of Khmer temples throughout the region. Especially around Prasat and Sangkha. We advice you to get a car if you want to visit them.
  • Handicrafts villages
    Numerous in Surin province. The most interesting are: Ban Tha Sawang for silk (information: 087 788 5106 (mobile)), Ban Buthom for rattan baskets,Ban Khwao Sinarin, Ban Chok for silver (information: 081 309 4352 (mobile))... Note that there is a homestay program in Ban Tha Sawang, cntact Chairman Suthit Yewwong for more information: 089 630 3396 (mobile)
    If you are interested in sericulture, we also advise you tp visit the Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center 3.5 km from Surin open from 8am to 4:30 pm (Phone: 044 511 393)

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