Surin, a city known for its sericulture and elephants, is now aspiring to become a global tourist centre. Visitors often drop in for 1-2 days from November to March since this city does not have too many things to do, and is often left quiet for the rest of the year. However, with the influx of tourists in Thailand, Surin has seen many changes recently. From food to shopping to historical monuments, this city has gained momentum over the years.
Located in North Thailand, Surin is also called Soureen by locals who mainly occupy themselves with silk weaving or local art and crafts. The city is 5 hours away from Bangkok and contains 13 provinces. The historical monuments and culture that is seen in Surin mainly roots out of Khmer culture, an ethnic group that has been living in Northern Thailand for over 5 centuries. Nevertheless, this place offers an authentic as well as modern hospitality. Therefore, for tourists who wish to explore a not-so-commercial area in Thailand, Surin may be a good place to visit.
Since the city is known for its silk and elephants, visitors can take a closer look at these things by visiting the following places:1. Ban Tha Wang Silk is a weaving Village offers visitors the opportunity to experience the process of how pure silk is made in Surin. Surin elephant roundup One of the main festivals in Surin celebrated in mid-November. Here, elephants perform different activities. It is truly mesmerising to see so many elephants gathered together.
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It can get very humid during the rainy season (July-October) and very hot from March to June. Fluctuating costs of accommodation Language can be an issue, especially at local places