We are a family-run property close to Bangkok, and we are passionate about allowing visitors to experience the authentic Thai way of life and learn about our local wisdom.
This special overnight trip we've created will let you enjoy the best of Thai culture on our grounds - you'll get a boat ride to our organic farm, enjoy picking ingredients for your dinner and then pick up some skills at our arts & culture workshops the next day. It's a fun and relaxing way to get to know Thai culture in 2 days!
Once you arrive, we will meet and greet you at the hotel lobby for a short briefing after you check in at Sampran Riverside (check in time is from 14.00hrs)
Late afternoon, take a short boat ride to our property’s very own certified Organic Farm. In the tranquil grounds of the farm, learn about the vegetables and herbs commonly used in Thai Cooking and pick these ingredients for your cooking class. Proceed to Ruen Ayudhaya, an antique Thai House amidst a herbal garden to have your traditional Thai cooking class. Learn the techniques and prepare 4 popular Thai dishes. You will then enjoy your cooked dishes for dinner and the chef will prepare 3 additional dishes.
Overnight in Superior Garden View room
Buffet breakfast at Rim Nam Restaurant
Participate in and enjoy our ‘Living The Thai Culture’ Art and Craft Workshops at the Thai Village. You are free to roam around and try out over 10 art and craft activities dotted around the village, each one in their own pavilion stations. Local villagers will be there to guide you in each activity.
1. Silk processing
2. Umbrella painting
3. Thai music and dance
4. Traditional weaving
5. Clay pottery
6. Thai kitchen
7. Fruit & vegetable carving
8. Garland making
9. Rice farming
10. Bamboo dancing
11. Herbal pavilion
12. Thai martial arts
13. Traditional photo booth
Check out from Sampran Riverside (check out time is 12.00hrs)
THE STORY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY:
Once upon a time... actually just over 50 years ago, the first governor of Bangkok Dr. Chamnan Yuvaboon was looking for a holiday home outside of Bangkok and discovered a bullet wood tree by the river banks that was about to topple over. To save this tree he bought the land and built their family's holiday home. The sacred bullet-wood tree still stands here today within the 70-acre property that is now known as Sampran Riverside.
Initially, the business had started as cultivating roses to supply to the Bangkok flower markets which had come from a passion the governor's wife had developed during her visit to England.
Since then, 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.