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How to Reach

By train

Trains regularly leave Bangkok's Hualamphong and Bang Sue stations for Surin..

By Bus

Scheduled buses leave Northeastern Bus terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet II Road in Bangkok every day.

By Car

From Bangkok, head north via highway 1 (Pahonyothin Road) and get into highway 2 (Mittraphap Road) at Saraburi. Use highway 24 (Chok Chai - Det Udom) via Amphoe Nang Rong, Prasat, then turn left into highway 214 to Surin. This route is 457 kilometres long. Or from Nakhon Ratchasima, motorist can use highway 226, en route Amphoe Chakkrarat , Huai Thalaeng, Lam Plai Mat, Buri Ram to Surin. This route is 434 kilometres

Key places to visit
Surin National Museum, Prasat Ta Meuan, Prasat Sikhoraphum, Prasat Hin Phluang, Prasat Phumpon


Places to Visit

Surin National Museum

Surin National Museum has exhibits relating to the geography, history and ethnic groups of Surin. The museum is located about four kilometres south of the city along road 214. There is nothing to see along the road, and given the speed of cars and the lack of a sidewalk, walking is not recommended. The pink songthaew from city will take you to the museum for 10 baht, or use a tuk-tuk/sam-lor.

Prasat Ta Meuan

Prasat Ta Meuan a complex of three structures built in the 12th–13th centuries around the time of the Cambodian king Jayavarman VII. The largest building is Prasat Ta Meuan Thom. It is surrounded by an outer wall, and contains a large central, rectangular building on a north-south axis. To the south is Prasat Ta Meuan Toht, a smaller structure, with an outer wall. The last and smallest of three is Prasat Ta Meuan, a small building with no wall, approx 15m x 5m in size. All of these buildings show signs of disrepair and looting. A return journey by taxi to the complex will cost you 2000 baht (April 2007). There are occasional excursion buses, when there is sufficient interest. Check with your hotel or travel agent. There is no on-site English language assistance, nor much information about the complex. There may still be unexploded land mines from the days of the Khmer Rouge. Stay on the paths and do not wander into the surrounding jungle. Entry is free.

Prasat Sikhoraphum

Prasat Sikhoraphum a set of temple ruins in a quiet surroundings, can be reached by bus or train (30km, 1 hour plus)

Prasat Hin Phluang

Prasat Hin Phluang a collection of several minor ruins near the Cambodian border; private transport (watch out for landmines!)

Prasat Phumpon

Prasat Phumpon a small and jumbled collection of ruins (60km)

Right Time to Visit

October - April