Surin (สุรินทร์) is a town in Isaan, Thailand. Surin is a quiet, nondescript, town. Its claim to fame is its annual Elephant Roundup, which takes place in November (book a room in advance). Surin's people have had a long relationship with elephants and they have become the provincial icon, epitomizing as they do raw power coupled with intelligence and strong kinship values. Plenty of Khmer ruins, beautiful silk fabrics, and highly-prized jasmine rice also make Surin a destination worth a visit.
Surin is the capital of Surin Province. Its population is small, approximately 40,000, but the province is densely populated. It lies about 450 km east of Bangkok and 50 km from the Cambodian border.