• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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This Sampran Riverside Cultural Performance and Thai Village half-day tour offers travelers a true escape from the hustle of Bangkok streets. Located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside the city, this excursion showcases rural landscapes and lush scenery of the Nakhon Chaisri River.


  • Explore the Sampran Riverside Thai Village on this half-day afternoon tour from Bangkok
  • Get a real-insight into the colorful Thai culture
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Bangkok hotels

What You Can Expect

Escape the capital on this memorable journey to the Sampran Riverside and Thai traditional village. Your half-day tour kicks off with a visit to the iconic Sampran Riverside and is followed up with a stop at the Thai Village. This cultural experience showcases the best of the nation with typical handicrafts, rich silks and pottery on display. Learn about the local arts of mat weaving, doll making and fruit carving as you tour the town with your local guide.
Get an up close look at colorful and authentic Thai costumes and pay a visit to local markets and a model home that demonstrates the way of life for people in both the north and south. Enjoy a variety of cultural activities on your visit, including sword fighting, dance and Muay Thai boxing.

Customer Reviews

Donald L. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Relaxing tour -- another couple had cancelled so we had a private tour. Love the elephants and great shops at the Rose Garden!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Worthwile doing if this is the only cultural show you intend to do whilst you are in Bangkok. Beautiful gardens.

Rasha T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

amazing atmosphere, elephants are so cute. take your time to discover the grounds.

Leslie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

This is One of the REALLY MUST DO trips when visiting Bangkok. EVERY PART of the experience was most acceptable, The GUIDES and Agents were all there to give the trip a "personal" touch. This was much appreciated.Leslie Armstrong

John A United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Ernel Arcangel F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

This is a good fit for first time visitor of Thailand. I highly recommend the content of the tour elephant show and cultural presentation. Both were spectacular. I was immensely impressed by the cultural aspects. It was well presented and well-planned. On the other hand, the tour guide, though she spoke English, was not of great help at all. All she did was take me to the ticket booth, and I was practically on my own until the presentation. It turned out well though so I could have my personal time to explore the garden. The souvenir shops inside the garden were of good value. I loved the elephant show. Very entertaining! The hotel pick up and drop off worked well. Thailand is beautiful! Great people, great experience.

Carol C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

We could have spent a lot longer here. The show was a very good way of finding out about Thai life. The costumes were beautiful and the elephant show was charming. The gift shops were full of authentic items made locally.

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

A tour definitely not to miss. It was a wonderful insight into Thai culture. The elephant ride was spectacular and we enjoyed the elephant performance immensely. Traffic was very congested on the way home.

Iain T

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

The cultural show was stunning, the elephants were lovely and well cared for but the rest was very average.

niallsmum Australia

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

We were advised upon booking that due to the flooding the elephant had not yet returned to the village. We hoped maybe it may return during the ten days before we actually went, but it had not. However the elephant was not the only reason to visit the village, and their are plenty more things to do and see. The rose gardens are beautiful and pleasant to walk around, so close to the river. The show was quite good. It was inside. They gave us clothes as we entered which were chilled and moistened with lemon water - keep you cool and keep off the mossies. Whilst walking around the village you can see how silk is made from the worms to the weaving of the cloth, you can purchase items from the shop, you can watch umbrella/parasol painting, hear tradtional music, have your photo with ladies in tradtional costume or with an albino reticulated python. You must tip if you take a photo, the ladies in costume happily took 10Baht per photo, the snake handler had a card pinned to him (50Baht) but we took 5/6 photos for that. Great tour as a general overview of Thai life and culture.

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