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Address: Km 32, Pet Kasem Road, Sam Phran 73110, Thailand (Formerly The Rose Garden)
Phone Number: + 66 (0) 34 322 544
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Description: The Thai Village Cultural show at Sampran Riverside is the longest daily...
The Thai Village Cultural show at Sampran Riverside is the longest daily running show in Thailand and takes place in a classic air-conditioned theatre. Live traditional Thai music accompanies the performance that highlights the Thai way of life, reflected through everyday activities, festivals and traditional celebrations. The show is then followed by a brief elephant demonstration outside the theatre.Showtimes:Thai Village Cultural Show, daily 2 shows: 13.30 and 14.45Elephant Demonstration, daily 14.30 and 15.30
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Visited for the first time in 30 years. Was very quiet as off season but beautifully tended gardens and everything really well maintained. Hotel was lovely with stunning pool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I visited the Rose Garden in April 2015 and was in tears as I saw the elephants and the way they were trated. The Mahouts still carryband use bull hooks and the elephants do not have adequate space to move and are chained up when they are not being used for the show. One of the elephants, the older one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited for the first time in 30 years. Was very quiet as off season but beautifully tended gardens and everything really well maintained. Hotel was lovely with stunning pool area. Had a lunch too in the traditional restaurant and everything excellent. All served with grace and Thai charm. Didn't make it to the organic centre which was a disappointment but... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have visited the rose garden several times over the last 10 years. My previous 2 times have been the best! If you want to not just learn but experience aspects of Thai culture, go to the Rose Garden! Our trip: Leave BKK around 8:30 - we booked a van from Thai Happy Taxi (quick email response, booking agents speak... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was part of a full day tour starting with the the Floating Market in the morning.We had an interesting and diverse afternoon. Visited the Royal Thai Handy Craft Center, where skilled craftsmen were making detailed artwork in teakwood, later attending the Cobra Show, Crocodile and Elephant Shows. The animals seem well cared for, and hopefully I'm right. Education of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Sorry I cannot share the enthusiasm of other reviewers. I was with a group, and we had lunch (plentiful, but very ordinary) and did not have time to tour the village, but caught the elephant show, such as it was, and the cultural performance. The elephant show was pretty lame; I've seen far better at other locales in Thailand, and... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

We are really sorry that we did not meet your expectations of your visit to Sampran Riverside. We do keep our elephant demonstration short only to educate our visitors on these giant creatures and maintain their welfare at the same time. We will take your comments on the cultural show into consideration and work with our team and performers to... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a great pace to visit and get an better understanding of Thai culture. There’s plenty to do including: umbrella painting, fruit carving, pottery, garland making, and many more fun, activities. Unlike a recent review I made of a zoo in bangkok the animals here are well cared for from Buffaloes to elephants. The staff are warm and friendly... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving your feedback and making the trip out to Sampran Riverside. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit here and were able to learn about the traditional Thai way of life. More 

Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I first came here in 1979 and enjoyed it then, so when I had the opportunity to go again with friends on their first visit to Thailand I was pleased to see that the quality was as good as I remembered. The whole place is well presented and the elephant show before the main event was sweet - the animals... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the visit as much as you did back in 1979. Our show is the longest running daily show in Thailand since the 1970s and we hope to keep up with the expectations of our visitors. More 

Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

a nice experience and talented performers that you get to meet during the day activities where they teach you about traditional activities.

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and we will pass your feedback on to our performers. Best wishes. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went around exploring and learning Thai Culture from Silk Processing; Thai Kitchen, Bamboo Dancing; Herbal Pavilion, and Thai Martial Arts... Then we watched 30 minutes Elephant demonstration before entering the auditorium for Thai Village Show... It's very live traditional Thai way of life, reflected through everyday activities, festivals and celebrations. It's a one stop to learn about Thai culture.... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

Dear Khun Kiem, Thank you for visiting Sampran Riverside and leaving your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return for an overnight stay in the future. Best wishes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This review pertains to the organic farm at Sampran riverside, which does not have a separate listing. It is difficult to describe how wonderful this tropical organic multi-rai farm is on the opposite bank of the river to the hotel. Hundreds or thousands of species of tropical fruits, herbs, delicacies of every kind growing on this amazing place. Trip cost... More 

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SampranRiverside, Manager at Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance, responded to this review

Thank you so much Khun Mark, for leaving us your feedback on here as well. Some of our vegetables and fruits served to our guests at the restaurants come from our organic farm and I hope you did get a chance to try some of those dishes. We hope to see you again in the future at Sampran Riverside. More 

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