Rose Garden (“เรียนรู้วัฒนธรรมไทยในสวนสามพราน”) Culture Village and Show has two sessions during the day.

In the morning is the 'Living The Thai Culture'. Situated around the Thai Village, there are about 12 different bases where you can learn more about every day traditional life in Thailand, you even get hands on experience. Pavilion stations include Thai Music & Dancing; Garland Making & Fruit Carving; Traditional Pottery; Thai Martial Arts; Silk Processing; Traditional Weaving; Umbrella Painting; Thai Kitchen; Orchid Nursery; Thai Herbal Pavilion; Siamese Fighting Fish and Rice Farming.

In the afternoon is the highlight of the Rose Garden which is the "Thai Village Cultural Show". Before 2.45 pm, you can get to ride an elephant for as little as 50 baht per person. The Thai Village Cultural Show will start at 2.45 pm, enter a theatre where the stage represents a typical village and village square, complete with traditional Thai houses. Beginning with the simulation of daybreak in the village, the lively animated show highlights traditions, customs and dances from the north, south, central plains and the north-eastern plateau. During the show, you see representations of Thai life - from the stages of Buddhism, to the Nagee Saran and Harvest dance, rituals to mark the cycles of the village’s crops. Witness the noise and drama of Thai kickboxing and sword fighting; and view a village wedding ceremony. Then finish the show in an energetic combination of dances from Thailand’s four main regions - including the skilful and rhythmic North-eastern Bamboo Dance.

The Rose Garden Riverside is a living gallery of Traditional Thai Living. The fate of a single tree on the banks of the Ta Chine River first drew Dr Chamnan Yuvapurna to the land now known as The Rose Garden. It was 1962 and an eroding bank had caused a Pikul or Bullet tree to start toppling into the river. Most of these trees are over 100 years old and worshipped by many Thai people for the benign spirits within them. Three generations have created this riverside oasis and the perfect hub for discovering Thailand.

The Rose Garden is now a full Botanical Park of 50 acres in size. A walk around reveals numerous varieties of flora and therapeutic herbs. Graced by wildlife including elephants, buffalo and flamingos. The Thai Village is part of the Rose Garden Riverside, where the Culture Village & Show is held.

   
   

LocationThe Rose Garden
Km 32 Phetkasem Road, Sampran, Nakhon Pathom, 73110 Thailand.
Tel: +66 34 322 544
(กิโลเมตรที่ 32 ถนนเพชรเกษม นครปฐม 73110 โทร +66 (34) 322 544)

A visit to the internationally acclaimed Thai Village Cultural Show as part of a day long tour that includes a visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You can hire a taxi for this whole day event.

Operating hours:
1000 - 1200 'Living The Thai' art & craft activities/workshop/class.
1400 - 1600 Thai Village Cultural Show.

Website: www.rose-garden.com

Admission: Baht 480 per session for Adult.

Information correct as of February 2011.