Elephant Round-Up in Surin 2018 | Thailand, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Elephant Round-Up in Surin 2018

Where:   Mueang Surin District, Surin Province, 480 km NE of Bangkok, Thailand
When:    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

As Thailand mourns the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, please check on the festival's website below, if the event is held as planned.

Surin, which is located in North East Thailand, holds every year a colorful festival dedicated to elephants. The old festival started in 1960 and is held on the third weekend of November (Saturday – Sunday). The residents of Surin have an ancient tradition of raising and taming elephants as working animals.
In the last years, the economic value of the elephants as working animals decreased so their growth changed to entertainment requirements. On the first day of the festival, on Saturday, a magnificent parade, with the participation of more than 200 elephants takes place. The school pupils and teachers join the parade with dance, music and songs. 

Due to the numerous visitors during the Elephant Round-Up days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
At the ending point of the parade, in Elephant roundabout, on Prasat Way the elephants get breakfast. The elephants arrive to counters full of vegetables and fruits and eat all of it with good appetite.
This is a unique tourists’ attraction. On Sunday, the second day of the festival, the elephants are gather in Surin Elephant Show Stadium to a central show that includes restoration of battles from the former decade performed by “warriors” riding on elephants.

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Elephants Round-Up / His Majesty the King's Elephants
Elephants Round-Up / His Majesty the King's Elephants, Photo by: freebeerforyorky.com

Elephants Round-Up in Surin
Elephants Round-Up in Surin, Photo by: freebeerforyorky.com
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
Event reviews
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   By: Martin Link
"Parade and breakfeast (buffet) for the elephants"
don't miss the parade and the buffet. It is always on Friday!!!! The parade starts early (about 7am) at the station, goes to the Surin Pakdi monument, ending in the Prasat Road with the...Read full review
   By: Robert
"Elephant Extravaganza"
Should not be missed. A once in a lifetime experiencer, Robert Australia.
Event related information
Admission fee:
Provincial Governor's Office, Surin Province.
Phone/Fax +66-4451-2039 , +66-4452-1358
TAT Tourist Information Centres in Thailand
1600 New Phetburi Road, Makkasan,
Rajatevee, Bangkok 10310.
Phone: +66 2250 5500
Fax : +66 2250 5511

Surin travel information
Dialing code: 44
Longitude: 103.41667°
Latitude: 14.81667°
Thailand information address: Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
Tourist website: www.tourismthailand.org/

Thailand country details
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Capital: Bangkok
Currency: baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency: 220V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +66
Language: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.

Thailand background and overview:
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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