Sampran Riverside (formerly known as Rose Garden Riverside) is a family-run property close to Bangkok, where visitors can experience authentic Thai way of life and learn about our local wisdom. For decades it has been considered one of Bangkok’s favorite attractions because of the obvious dedication to preserving Thailand’s natural and cultural heritage by engaging with the local community. It all began in 1962, when one family cultivated roses to supply them to Bangkok flower markets and their garden of blossoming roses attracted visitors who then referred to the place as ‘Suan Sampran’ or ‘the Rose Garden’. Since then, with the family’s unique vision and under the care of three generations, Sampran Riverside has grown gradually to a 70-acre riverside property that is more like a community rather than a ‘typical’ resort.
Today our facilities in the property include a 4 star riverside hotel with 160 rooms, 6 antique Thai houses around a serene lake, Arusaya Spa, 4 restaurants, 10 meetings rooms, a 10-acre Organic Farm, a Weekend Farmer’s Market and the unique Thai Village Cultural Centre, a popular tourist attraction for over 40 years now.
Whether it is a desire for an eco-cultural tour or simply to relax and rejuvenate, Sampran Riverside provides a perfect city break for a one day trip near Bangkok or an overnight trip all year round.
Our unique Thai Village within the property is where most daily activities take place that showcase aspects of Thai tradition and culture.
There are numerous activities available and things to do at Sampran Riverside that evolve around Nature, Thai Culture and Health. All the activities that you encounter within the property provide you with meaningful experiences and memories to take back with you. If you are in Thailand on holiday or otherwise, Sampran Riverside is the perfect hub for discovering Thailand and its traditional values, for connecting yourself with nature and for enhancing your wellbeing.
THAI VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
Living The Thai Culture - Art & Craft Workshops
Every morning from 10:00hrs to 12:00hrs, guests can take part in over ten arts and crafts workshops dotted around the village. The visitors are free to roam around and try out these activities, each one in their own pavilion stations such as traditional weaving, rice farming, bamboo dancing, Thai martial arts, garland making, traditional pottery, traditional Thai kitchen, umbrella painting, Thai herbal compress making and much more. There are trained staff at each station to demonstrate the activity and provide information so you are able to obtain a full hands on experience. There are also elephants available for those who would like to take a short break to ride them.
Thai Cultural Show & Elephant Demonstration
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.
Thai Village Cultural Show, daily 14.45
Elephant Demonstration, daily 14.15 and 15.30