Surin, the northeastern province is very well known to both Thai people and international tourists as “The Land of Elephants”. It has been presenting the Elephant Round-Up for more than 50 years. The Surin Elephant Round-up usually takes place on the third weekend of November. This year they have events from 8-19 November 2017 with the buffet breakfast for the elephants on 17 November and the round-up on the weekend of 18-19 November.
The Elephant Round-Up begins with an elephant parade through the streets of Surin, and the famous “elephant breakfast”. After that, the shows also include elephant talent competitions, demonstration of the various techniques used to capture and train elephants, a presentation of ancient elephant warfare techniques, a series of shows displaying the strength and skill of the animals, such as football games and a tug-of-war between men and elephants.
Surin Elephant Round-Up 2017
18-19 November 2017, 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
at Surin Elephant Show Stadium
Prasat Sikhoraphum “Light and Sound”
17-18 November, 6 p.m.
at Prasat Sikhoraphum
Welcome and Elephant Feeding Party
16-17 November 2013 (Buffet for elephants on 17 November at 8:30 am)
at the area of the statue of Phraya Surin Phakdi Sri Narong Chang Wang