Name: Changwat Surin
Area: About 8,124 km²
Inhabitants: About 1,400,000
Location: North-East Thailand (Isan)
Neighboring provinces: Four (4): Buriram, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et and Sisaket.
Amphoe / Districts: Buachet, Chom Phra, Chumphon Buri, Kap Choeng, Khwao Sinarin, Lamduan, Mueang Surin, Non Narai, Phanom Dong Rak, Prasat, Rattanaburi, Samrong Thap, Sangkha, Sanom, Si Narong, Sikhoraphum, Tha Tum.
Popular tourist destinations: Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village, Prasat Hin Chom Phra, Ban Bu Thom Basketry Village, Huai Saneng and Wat Burapharam.
The city of Surin is located approximately 450 kilometers east of Bangkok and borders to the neighboring country of Cambodia in the south.
Although there is no definite evidence of how old the city is, teaches the construction of Surin that the city is about two thousand years old. Its present name was given, however, to the city in 1786.
Several smaller villages outside the city specializes in specific occupations and several of the villages have also been named after the typical employment. Some examples are Silver village, basket village, and elephant village. In the elephant village the elephants mainly lives as pets and live side by side with the people.