Sunday, March 16, 2014

Surin, Thailand

Executive summary by darmansjah

If you’re planning to head somewhere different but still comfortably close to home, try Surin Province, situated at the northeastern part of Thailand. Known for its scenic views, plethora of museums and historical ruins, here is also a great  place to shop for fine silk, silver beads and other ornaments. During the third week of November, look out for the annual Surin Elephant Round-up, where you’ll be enthralled by the agility and intelligence of the elephants as they play games such as Tug of War with men, and mind-boggling elephant football matches.

Take Singapore Airlines from Singapore or Jetstar Airways from Malaysia to Bangkok. The northeastern bus terminal in Bangkok caters daily bus services to Surin Province. Alternatively, take the trains departing from  Bangkok’s Hualamphong and Bang Sue stations to Surin.
One of the better hotels within the capital of Surin Province, Hotel Petchkasem Grand sports 162 guestrooms, and is a short distance away from the bus station (from $24).

1 comment:

  1. Please avoid any activities involving elephants in Thailand, including in government supported care centers, see why;

    There are no better places to see elephant than in a national park. There are a lot to choose from in Thailand;