Surin town is located approximately 450 kilometres North East of Bangkok, about half way between Nakorn Ratchasima (Khorat) and Ubon Ratchathani (Lat 14.90, Long 103.50). The population of the town (Amphur Muang) is in the region of 200,000, the majority being of Khmer and Laos decent. Thai is the main language of the area but many, particularly older residents, speak Khmer, Lao, and/or Suway. Surin can be reached from Bangkok by air (to Buriram Airport near Satuk), train (regular services throughout the day) or bus (Mo Chit bus station). By private car or taxi, take the route to Saraburi (route 1), Nakorn Ratchasima (route 2) and via Buriram (route 226).