Assuming there is no border dispute and the ruins are open you can catch a bus from the terminal t take you to Kantharalak and then transfer to a sawngteaw which will take you to the ruins. There is a 200 baht entrance fee for foreigners but it is well worth the money as the views over the plains is fantastic as the ruins are n top of a cliff. The temple was originally constructed in the 9th century but was rebuilt by the Khmer kings. It is a UNESCO site but unfortunately deadly disputes break out between the Thais and Cambodians over the ownership.
While staying at Surin why not visit Ta Klang, an elephant village nearly 60 kms away. Take the bus to Roi Et and get off at km 58, travel time 2hrs, bus leaves every hour from Surin bus station.
You will be able to observe the elephants and ride them for a small fee. There are elephant shows, elephant bathing, and even an elephant museum as well as handicraft shops. Also, if you want to stay a few days there are homestays.
Why not spend time at the Surin Project. This wonderful project aims to get street begging elephants off the streets of Bangkok, out of circus shows and provide the mahout owners and their families with a regular sustainable income. We spent a week here planting Elephant food and immersing ourselves in the culture of the Gwi people. You get to stay in the mahout homes and eat fresh local food as well as splashing about with the elephants in the river to cool off after a hot days work. I defy anyone not a wonderful time here.
The perfect antidote to the Elephant Round Up
The elephant village in Ban Ta Klang, this area 's wellknown as a place of Suai local tribe.They came from Cambodia and settled a village in Ban Ta Klang. They have a good skill in capturing, training and raising elephants which you can see in an elephant show daily. In an area of Elephant Study Centre,you can found Elephant Museum where displays a complete elephant skeleton,elephant organs, tools which used to capture elephants, elephant-raising techniques, and the history of Surin elephants.
This Prasat 's 5 brick towers on the same laterite base. It surrounded with a sqaure pond.The site was built in 17th Buddhist century. The lintel of one tower depicted the Hindu god in Siva Nataraja story. Others carving ‘re Apsaras holding lotus. Try to visit on the morning time , morning sun ‘ll bring a good light to the carving.
If you hang around town, particularly near the market you should be lucky enough to see som elephants passing by.
Old temple where have a long history with Surin city. In the Jaturamuk building housed one Buddha image which is city Buddha image.
The Khmer sanctuary in Thailand where built in Baphoun style mixed with local style and believes. It's just one tower but full of scultures on the tower.