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“a charming riverside garden”
Review of Sampran Riverside

Sampran Riverside
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$33.87*
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Thai Art and Craft Workshop in Nakhon Pathom from...
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Sam Phran
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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 good on how demonstrate how elephant help local people
- the thailand cultural show is a must see if you want to experience the culture. That include thai boxing demonstration. Its not a real bloody fight, so it still suitable for kids
- they have a miniature thai traditional agriculture concept demonstration
- this is a big garden that can be rather hot during daytime.
- River tour by boat on the weekend

Cons:
- Its very far from the city. It took around 2 hours
- Dont forget to check the show time for elephant show and thai culture demonstration.
- Not many shopping stalls or artshop available here
- You can visit here either by taxi or private bus.
- Not a good place when raining
- You can find only three restaurant here. And the price rather expensive.
- There are no chain restaurant like mcdonald, burger king or starbuck

1  Thank Eric R
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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.

1  Thank michael p
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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 is VERY expensive. The highlight is the cultural show. It features dancing , a wedding ceremony, Thai sword fighting and Thai boxing. There is also an adjoining crocodile farm. It was very entertaining and gives a wonerful overview of Thai life.

1  Thank Lulutraveler
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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!

1  Thank Kiet Q
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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.

Thank DrZhivago1
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