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    SURIN ???

    hi guys
    on my next trip was going to head for surin just wondered how big it is and how far from bangkok. whats the best way to get there. is hiring a car/ pickup from the airport or nearby a good idea???

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    well off to meet someone who lives there i met in pattaya. little confused because i thought it was sulin?? or is this just how the thais say surin

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    It is pronounced Surin, really not a lot to do there though, bout a 5 or 6 hour drive by car from Bangkok, buses bout 8 to 10 hours, maybe more if it does a lot of stops.

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    Typical Thai city out of Bangkok. If your looking for places to stay, things to do, rent a car or just a good English breakfast, then check this site out.

    farangconnection.c o m

    ( Cant post a link as my count is not high enough)

    Better to go when the Elephant round up is on (November i think)

    Anyway have a good trip.
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    cheers guys. so its a big ish place??
    im going up there to meet someone i met in pattaya, well maybe if she hasnt run off back down south that is lol. would love to see the elephant roundup. i guess this will give me a bit more of the real thailand than pattaya did. i had a full course of jabs for there but not malaria. is that needed for surin. cheers again for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydoubs1977 View Post
    cheers guys. so its a big ish place??
    im going up there to meet someone i met in pattaya, well maybe if she hasnt run off back down south that is lol. would love to see the elephant roundup. i guess this will give me a bit more of the real thailand than pattaya did. i had a full course of jabs for there but not malaria. is that needed for surin. cheers again for your help
    If you like the countryside you will like isaan , Pattaya is a shithole not surin .

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    Got a place near there, and never had an injection yet. Lots to see and do.

    Pattaya`s great for shagging and meeting people who think they know everything about Thailand, but have never been anywhere else. Of course there are people who do know what their talking about too

    I'm sure you`ll have a great time even if you don't find what your looking for.

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    Oh Gawd! Not another one!
    Surin is pronounced sulin by Thai's because they cannot pronounce "R's", they come sounding like "L's"
    There's nothing there mate, and elephant round-ups only happen at the elephant shows like at the Rose Garden.
    And I'm sure if you tell her your fight number she'll be only to happy to meet you so you do not stry of to another TG, provided she isn't already booked. LOL

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    cheers breezer and astasinim, yeah will be good to see a bit more rural thai. rather than the shit holes of pattaya and bangkok, ruined by us westerners, trying our best to turn them into the next tenerife.
    ban saray, cheers for the info on Rs and Ls.

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    well thats where the lass i met lives, so was gonna call in there then head onto some where else from there, open to sugestions

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    how bigs surin. big city or small ish town

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    parents dead, got a sister. so many customs i have no idea about. so meeting the family means marrige lol had an ex here who thought that too lol

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    im only 21 myself lol not a total freak 50 yo

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    Why do you have 1977 in your username?

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    last 4 of service number.

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    thank u breezer
    uve seen the other stuff ive put on so can see this is new

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    Plenty to do in Surin if you like the quiet life. Think there's a few bars in the city, but chances are you'll be staying out in the country.

    Anyway, here's a quick look http://teakdoor.com/travellers-tales...urin-trip.html

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    thanks nick

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    Sights in the area are generally old Khmer temples, the main ones being at Phnom Rung (Buriram Province) and Khow Pra Vihan (Sisaket Province). In addition, once a year on the third weekend in November, up to 300 elephants arrive in town from all over the North East for the three day Surin Elephant Roundup. (Your not likely to see anything else like it anywhere in Thailand, regardless of what people may say)

    Surin is a decent size. You've got the Big C, Tesco Lotus, plus the night market. Accommodation is reasonable enough. Also you`ll be close the Cambodian border. If your feeling adventurous you could take a trip to Angkor. Theres also a national park near by. (never been yet though)

    You can get flights from Bangkok to buriram (satuk) for about 2800bht. Flights are 3-4 times per week, and take an hour. Theres also the overnight train to Surin, costing around 1200bht, or the bus (take a good book).

    The reason you may hear it pronounced "Sulin" is because the main language is either Khmer or Lao. Neither language has an "r" sounding letter, whereas people who come from central Thailand and only speak Thai, do pronounce their "Rs". Just like the UK, there are regional dialects.

    If you end up staying in the villages, just go with flow and enjoy the experience.

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    There's at least one falang pub in Surin, called The Farang Connection if you're missing stodgy western food and drunken banter. You can google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray
    Oh Gawd! Not another one! Surin is pronounced sulin by Thai's because they cannot pronounce "R's", they come sounding like "L's"
    I think you missed a word out of your post, let me correct it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray
    Surin is pronounced sulin by uneducated Thai's because they cannot pronounce "R's", they come sounding like "L's"
    Hope this helps.

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    cheers guys thank you for all your help.
    il look into the night train, sounds a good idea. just gonna head that way and see where it takes me.

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    ^^not sure about that Dog, me wife is uneducated and from Surin and she pronounces her r's wonderfully well.

    Infact people used to take the piss out of my Thai cos I used to say things like "aroi", they said no, no, it's "aloi"

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