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I would like to attend this year's Elephant round up in Surin. This is becoming impossible due to the governor not announcing the date. I have contacted the tourisism office in Surin to no avail.

While I wait for the date, airfares are increasing daily.

Thailand recently announced that their festivals are one way to bring in tourist dollars. Well they won't generate any income if they keep the date a secret.

 

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Not a secret. Traditionally, always been the third week [more or less] in November. 

Not terribly difficult to find info regarding on the beloved interwebs. 

18 November - 20 November 2022

 

Over the years, this particular event have become much more commercial/touristy - not the original intent. 

Lived in Surin for years.......back when, it was almost a local thing. 

Much more enjoyable and real. 

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As someone who hates doing touristy things with a bunch of other tourists, is this something worth going to?  I have never been to Surin so this could be my excuse to go.

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6 hours ago, DesperateOldHand said:

Not a secret. Traditionally, always been the third week [more or less] in November. 

Not terribly difficult to find info regarding on the beloved interwebs. 

18 November - 20 November 2022

Over the years, this particular event have become much more commercial/touristy - not the original intent. 

Lived in Surin for years.......back when, it was almost a local thing. 

Much more enjoyable and real. 

"Always been the third week, more or less"

Hardly definitive is it?

Even the Surin Tourist office isn't sure yet.

I'm not spending thousands of dollars to get there for one weekend to find out I missed it by a week.

 

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19 hours ago, Somsak said:

"Always been the third week, more or less"

Hardly definitive is it?

Even the Surin Tourist office isn't sure yet.

I'm not spending thousands of dollars to get there for one weekend to find out I missed it by a week.

 

 

Thailand....definitive?

 

 

Oh dear   -  don't come.

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3 hours ago, Chaimai said:

Thailand....definitive?

Oh dear   -  don't come.

Yes, I know the deal. Took me several attempts to get to a rocket festival.

I have a contact in Surin and they are still waiting for the date to be confirmed.

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