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Address: Km 32, Pet Kasem Road, Sam Phran 73110, Thailand (Formerly The Rose Garden)
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+66 34 322 544
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sampran Riverside (formerly Rose Garden Riverside) is a family-run property...

Sampran Riverside (formerly Rose Garden Riverside) is a family-run property just 30km west of Bangkok. Back in 1962, the business started as a supplier of roses to the Bangkok flower markets. Since then, it has grown gradually to a 70-acre riverside property where visitors can experience authentic Thai way of life and learn about our local wisdom. Sampran Riverside is more like a community than a 'typical' resort. Our facilities in the property include a 4-star riverside hotel with 160 rooms, 6 antique Thai houses around a serene lake, Arusaya Spa, restaurants, meeting rooms, Thai Village, Weekend Farmers' Market and a certified Organic Farm. Things to do for a day trip or an overnight trip Thai Village Activities: 'Living the Thai Culture' Arts and Crafts workshops (Daily from 10.00 to 12.00 and 13:00 to 15:30) Discover aspects of Thai lifestyle at the Thai Village. Pavilion stations include Thai music & dance, garland making, fruit carving, traditional pottery, Thai martial arts, silk processing, traditional weaving, umbrella painting, Thai kitchen, Thai herbal pavilion and rice farming. Additional activities (advance booking required): Alms giving, Traditional Thai cooking class, Herbal product workshop, Spa, River Cruise, Bicycle and pedal boat rental, and Elephant riding.

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Half-Day Thai Art and Craft Workshop at the Thai Village in Nakhon Pathom
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Traditional Thai Cooking Class at Sampran Riverside in Nakhon Pathom

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Better to visit right after the open, e.g., 13:00. No elephant show anymore, FYI

Visited on Sunday around 14:00. Very well maintained park with some cultural demonstration. My daughter spent all the time paining the fan, without watching the village show from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mucchiyan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday around 14:00. Very well maintained park with some cultural demonstration. My daughter spent all the time paining the fan, without watching the village show from 15:00. My wife and I enjoyed making flower decoration. The village show was nice. This place is okay, but if I've known the detail, I would have chosen the half day tour... More 

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Thank mucchiyan
SampranRiverside, Manager, Business Development at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and hope you will return to visit again. We open the workshops at the Thai Village daily in the morning from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm and in the afternoon from 01.00 pm to 03.00 pm. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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596 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We went here for the buffet lunch, and it did not disappoint. Many choices to choose from, and all of them were really good. We sat by the window, and the grounds outside were lovely. After lunch, we went to the cultural show. It was entertaining, although we had already seen a similar one elsewhere. We also fed the elephants... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager - Business Development at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Wasilla, Alaska
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

On an excursion to Damnoen Saduak, stopped by Sampran Elephant Camp followed by this place, usually called Rose Garden, but the roses are all but gone. By 3pm, the show is winding down. Dance is ok, but same as Siam Niramit. Good musicians. Muay Thaii boxing obviously fake. Before 4 pm, the exhibitors/demonstrators are gone, leaving the props to your... More 

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1 Thank 1snowangel50
SampranRiverside, Manager - Business Development at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Our daily schedule for the Thai Village activities is from 09.30 am in the morning to 3.30 pm in the afternoon and it is unfortunate that your tour guide did not share this information with you and brought you late to Sampran Riverside. Kind regards. More 

Kotagiri, India
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51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

One of the best resorts that I have ever been to. The lazy river flowing by, the large expanses of gardens, trees, and lawns, the opportunity to cycle within the resort, the luxurious rooms, wide spread of dining options, the overall peace - just loved every minute in this place. Although it is outside Bangkok city per say, highly recommended... More 

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Thank Nandan_HS
SampranRiverside, Manager - Business Development at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future. More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The lunch was lovely. Organic vegetables and healthy options everywhere which was a nice touch. We sat by the window overlooking the river which was a nice touch. The elephants were beautiful and the Thai show was incredible. The choreography for the MMA was something special. Definitely worth it.

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SampranRiverside, Manager - Business Development at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Sampran Riverside. More 

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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I saw this attraction on website and they said so nice things about it, but in fact is not. I'm disappointed, is quite far from Bangkok city centre and the activities are only in the morning (10:00 - 12:00). The have a shamed attraction (show) with elephants and other animals! So, in my opinion you can skip it!

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2 Thank Fernanda P
SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Fernanda, Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. As advertised on all our websites we are about an hour's drive from Bangkok city centre, so visitors are made aware of this beforehand. Our Thai arts and crafts activities at the Thai Village are currently only in the mornings... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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777 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went to a nice show where many parts of Thai culture were highlighted, like music, dance, drums, martial arts, and elephants. There was of course a chance to do shopping.

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your review. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: - a charming riverside garden a good place for walking - we visited a restaurant within the garden named inn chan. The riverside view is very charming. While they serve very authentic thai cuisine - theres an elephant and thailand cultural show (dont forget to check the timetable for show) - The elephant show is rather short but really... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

You would think that learning about a country as physically exciting as Thailand would make for a grand and glorious show but in this case you would be wrong. It is slow and not at all exciting. Not worth the time or money.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

What an incredible place. Can be combined with another half day tour but I recommend a full day there because there is so much to see and do. There is elephant rides and shows of the elephants "dancing". Interactive displays of Thai life such as vegetable sculpting, weaving, umbrella making,cooking,etc etc. There is a small market there too but it... More 

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