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Address: Km 32, Pet Kasem Road, Sam Phran 73110, Thailand (Formerly The Rose Garden)
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +66 34 322 544
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Great show and lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
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Kotagiri, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

If you want to explore Thai culture via this kind of performance, don't go there! It was so boring. I wish I had not join in the tour going here. So wasted my time!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

The place could be improved and renovated. The shows are amazing both the elephant show and the Thai culture show. Elephant ride is also available. This is where you can experience Thai tradition from all the regions in one place. Suitable for tourists those who have limited time for their visit to Thailand.

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Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

Although the lunch buffet was very good (and we are not fans of buffets), the only interesting thing at the Cultural Center was the Thai dances that were about 10 minutes of the show. It was a long afternoon for 10 minutes of something interesting. The elephant show was degrading to the elephants and just sad to watch. The Cultural... More 

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