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Surin Elephant Round-up

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Nok Mueang | Si Narong Stadium, Surin 32000, Thailand
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Get there a day early. The festival is split over a few days. Try and get to where the elephants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wahwah2017
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Largest elephant show in the world

The Elephant Round-up in Surin, 450 kilometer northeast of Bangkok, is a yearly event. it is... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Nico_Jong
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Sassenheim, the Netherlands
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Elephant is regarded as a Royal animal in Thailand. The former flag of Thailand actually has a white elephant as the main symbol. Every year for the past 50 years, Surin province has been hosting the “Elephant Round Up” to pay respect and praise this giant animal. The event is held in November and it takes place at the biggest elephant village of Asia. There are many interesting things to be seen, such as the Elephant Breakfast, the parade procession, the football match, etc. It is quite a spectacular sight to see so many of these big mammals all together in one place.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get there a day early. The festival is split over a few days. Try and get to where the elephants and the mahouts and their families congregate before entering the arena.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Elephant Round-up in Surin, 450 kilometer northeast of Bangkok, is a yearly event. it is normally held the second weekend of November. More than 200 elephants participate in the event. On the Friday morning before the Round-up there is the largest elephant breakfast in...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

On our first visit to Surin we were made aware of the Elephant Muster by our Thai friends who live in Sangkla. Having secured tickets for the final show on Sunday we were part of a wonderful experience. The show is a mixture of culture...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

180 elephants and 3 500 casts. Historic evocation of Thailand since one thousand years, including the war against Burma in the 18th century. Rich equipment and costumes related with each episode. Great show, must be seen. At last episode (about Chakri Dynasty), the Royal Hymn...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Get there a day early otherwise you may miss the elephant and parade. Be aware that one of the major events is 50 km out of town. For the morning shows go through the back door where the elephants and there mahouts are gathering. There...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Surin on the Thursday prior to the Festival in order to be able to attend the Elephant Breakfast on Friday. Get to the Elephant roundabout early, there are many seating staging, but only one is in the shade! The procession started at...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

For most of the year Surin, in Thailand's north east, is a tourist backwater. But once a year it comes into its own with the Surin Elephant Round-up, which is gathering international renown and with more and more foreign tourists coming here each year. This...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Shame on you!!! Look what goes on behind this industry. Eliphants are suffering!!! Do not support Ride Circus!!!!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A must see show. At the end of each show you can ride an elephant for about three pounds. Brilliant.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The time we saw it was during mourning and the performance was dedicated to the King who had just passed. It was an amazing performance. A baby elephant painted a portrait of the King better than I could... how cool is that?!?! It was informative...More

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ThaiLove777
21 April 2018|
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Response from wahwah2017 | Reviewed this property |
//youtu.be/ZUsyBkSshHo/ Shows the excellent Silve Hotel not expensive and very near the round up. Get their two days early to do a seperate excursion to the elephant camp
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Fred H
5 February 2018|
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Response from Nico_Jong | Reviewed this property |
No idea, I am not in Surin any more
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