ELEPHANT Festival  -    
เทศกาลเที่ยวงานช้าง จังหวัดสุรินทร์  
 Known as:   Surin Elephant Roundup    
 Description:   The Surin Elephant Roundup is a cultural festival held every year in Surin, Northeast Thailand. The festival has its origins in the ancient royal hunts which were conducted in the province around the time when the Roman Empire was collapsing.

Where there were once a vast wild elephant population in the Kingdom estimated at the beginning of the 20th century to be in excess of 300,000 with a further 100,000 domesticated elephants, today there are as few as 3,000 – 3,700 wild elephants and a total captive population of 3,500 – 4,000.

This relatively modern event started in the 1950’s and is staged over three days, it includes a variety of shows displaying the physical prowess and skill of these intelligent and majestic animals. The venue for part the event, Si Narong Stadium, has been dubbed the “world’s largest domestic elephant village”

When: Traditionally held over the third weekend in November

Where: Si Narong Stadium, Sikhoraphum Castle (temple) & The Monument of Phaya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Changwang inSurin Province
 Province   Surin  Direction:      
 District   Mueang    
 City   Nok Mueang  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Festival      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Opening time   3d each year          
 Entry fee   Yes     GPS :   14.87497 N 103.49680 E  
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