Surin Elephant Round-up 14-25 November 2012

This is probably the last of the big Thai festivals that I haven’t attended yet. I am not sure when I will get a chance to go there. I just saw this poster on Facebook. As you can see, they are advertising the Amazing Surin Round Up 2012 as taking place between 14-25 November. On Friday 16th November there will be an attempt to break the record for feeding the most elephants in one go. Then the famous elephant show, involving over 300 elephants, will take place over the weekend 17-18 November.

4 thoughts on “Surin Elephant Round-up 14-25 November 2012

  • November 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm
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    As I am planning to go to Surin around the 22nd-25th I wonder if any readers (or writers :-))here know anything about the specific programming for the festival. So far I have only been able to find out about the roundup in Srinarong Stadium during the weekend of the 17th and 18th. Or if you can point to any websites (preferably in English, but Thai will certainly do too).
    Thank you.

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  • November 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm
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    Amazing Surin Elephant Roundup 2012
    Date/Activities During this festival
    Thu. November15, 2012
    02.00 pm. – Surin Elephant Buffet Contest at the Statue of Phraya Surin Phakdi Srinaronng Chang Wang.

    Fri. November16, 2012
    09.00 am. – Welcome and Elephant Feeding Party, Surin Elephant Buffet 2011 the biggest of the world at the Statue of Phraya Surin Phakdi Srinarong Chang Wang
    06.00 pm. – Light and Sound performance Show ‘The Legend of Thousand years of the Sikhoraphum castle’ at Sikhoraphum castle, Amphoe Sikhoraphum, Surin

    Sat. November17, 2012
    08.00 am. – Enjoin Elephant Talent Shows [More than 300 elephants performing at Surin Elephant Show Stadium.
    06.00 pm. – Light and Sound Performance Show “The Legend of Thousand years of the Sikhoraphum castle”, the last show.

    Sun. November18, 2012
    05.00 am. – Joining 12th Rajamangkala Isan-Muang Chang Mini-Half Marathon.
    08.00 am. – Enjoy Elephant Talent Show [More than 300 elephants performing], the last show at Surin Elephant Show Stadium.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 3:45 am
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      It seems the festival continues until the 25th, but nobody knows about it. Well – I´ll go and check if the elephants are aware of it 🙂

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      • November 14, 2012 at 6:35 am
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        The main event is only this weekend. The rest of the time is probably like a temple fair. Not worth it unless you love there.

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