The Surin Elephant Festival is being held directly after the symposium on November 17-19, 2023 at Si Narong Stadium, which is approximately 12 hours away (by car) from Chiang Mai.

Surin elephant festival
Surin is typically termed as the ‘land of elephants’ in Thailand, and this majorly influences the annual event – Surin Elephant Festival. The elephant parades, their buffet breakfasts, skill demonstrations, cultural shows, ancient elephant warfare techniques, and much more, are truly a sight to behold. It’s that time of the year when a bunch of travellers from all over the globe book their tickets for Surin to experience the best of their local cultures surrounding this particular round-up. It’s a festival of fun and frolic among the locals, which has now majorly become a part of tourist fancy.

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Friday 17 November 2023
8.00 Elephant parade from Surin Train Station to buffet area
9.00. Elephant buffet
This buffet event will take place at Surin monument (Google map:

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November 2023
8.30 Elephant Round-Up Show
19.00 Light and Sound Show
This elephant show will take place at Surin Elephant Show Stadium (Google map:

**For Elephant Round-Up Light and Sound Show on Saturday and Sunday**
– It would recommend you book the ticket (250 baht) to secure your seat, however, free seat also available without booking on the date.
– The ticket (250 baht) will include snack and souvenirs
– Online booking via Please note that you will need a transection payment.