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Floating Market Tour & Lunch at Sampran Riverside - optional Elephant Ride

Discover the floating markets of Bangkok, the oldest City in Thailand with it's magnificent temple and have a delicious lunch in the perfectly manicured tropical gardens of the Rose Garden country resort. After lunch there will be a fantastic cultural show including elephants who also offer rides around the beautiful gardens.

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Hotel Pickup: 7am
Hotel Return: 5.30pm
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Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak Tour

Experience the way Bangkok used to be before the skyscrapers and cars at the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak approximately 100km outside of Bangkok with its extraordinary range of colours, fragrances and flavours.

We'll approach the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak on a narrow long-tail speedboat through the marshes as we pass by traditional riverside villages and fruit plantations.

The locals produce and market good here which they sell on there small flat-bottom boats. The market itself is a fabulous site that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

Nakhon Pathom Tour

We'll continue our journey from the floating Markets of Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom, regarded as the oldest City in Thailand. This central province of Thailand showcases how the long vanished Dvaravati civilisation lasting from 6th - 13th centuries once flourished here where the first Buddhists came to Thailand.

The province of Nakhon Pathom is famous for its beautiful fruit orchards which are just about everywhere you look, and it's history as the first city to be formed in Thailand, dating back even to pre-Thai kingdoms in the 6th Century.

This once thriving City was deserted after it's water source dried up, however was later reclaimed from the jungle and the City was re-built at the orders of King Mongkut forming a City around it and brining new life back to the crumbling ancient City.

Phra Pathommachedi Tour

Nakhon Pathom's most famous sight is Phra Pathommachedi, the tallest stupa in the world. The temple housing this giant stupa was constructed in 1870, taking 17 years to complete the temple was rebuilt to replace the overgrown and crumbling temple on the site which dated back to the 6th Century.

Lunch and Thai Folk Dancing Show at Sampran Riverside Country Resort

After exploring these magnificent ancient sites of Thailand we'll grab a delicious lunch at the Rose Garden (also known as Sampran Riverside). This exceptionally well manicured lush tropical garden contains a vast array of different landscaped gardens and roses and orchards as far as the eye can see - The perfect location to relax and eat.

Within the immaculate gardens is a model Thai village very popular with tourists which showcases traditional Thai culture. After lunch there'll also be a Thai cultural show here.

Packed into a large arena and lasting a full hour, beautifully costumed Thai actors demonstrate folk dancing with mock wedding ceremonies, Thai boxing, ancient sword fighting and other rural entertainment.

Entertainment doesn't end after the cultural show either as outside of the arena, elephants take over and put on shows of their own. They perform tasks such as lifting and moving huge teak logs around as they would do in forested regions of northern Thailand. Impromptu games of football and other forms of entertainment are guaranteed to keep you amused.

Optional Elephant Ride

This is the perfect time to fulfil a dream for many tourists visiting Bangkok - to ride an elephant on a leisurely ride around the beautiful gardens. Should you wish to take the optional elephant ride at Sampran Riverside, simply pay 120THB (approximately £2.20) on the day.

Return to Bangkok

After this fantastic day of exploring beautiful ancient sights of Thailand's past and a delicious lunch and show we'll return to Bangkok City and drop you off at your hotel with some fantastic memories to keep.

Floating Market Tour & Lunch at Sampran Riverside - optional Elephant Ride Reviews 5.0 / 5 based on 3 customer reviews

Floating Market Tour & Lunch at Sampran Riverside - optional Elephant Ride
We just wanted to say what a wonderful trip this was, my wife is obsessed with elephants and this excursion made her holiday! Excellent day with Bangkok Excursions
Kim and Neville from Hillingdon - 19th Aug 2014
Floating Market Tour & Lunch at Sampran Riverside - optional Elephant Ride
We booked the floating market tour and elephant ride with Bangkok Excursions after being advised to book with them through a friend. Graham in the booking department was excellent from the first time we dealt with him till the day of the tour and our tour guide was just as lovely.

The elephant ride was a once in a lifetime experience and one we'll never forget, absolutely amazing!!
Chris and Lucy from Oxford, UK - 24th Jun 2014
Floating Market Tour & Lunch at Sampran Riverside - optional Elephant Ride
This is honestly such a fantastic day, we saw so much really interesting stuff and visited so many beautiful places.

We did this tour because we had in our heads that we definitely wanted to see the Floating Markets of Bangkok whilst we were there and this looked like the best excursion Bangkok excursions ran that involved the market. Really glad we did because it was fantastic! The floating markets were just as we expected and lovely to see.

Nakhon Pathom province is beautiful (like you see in the films) and the temple there is beautiful. The Rose Garden I had never heard of before but they were really pretty and groomed to perfection. We really enjoyed the lunch there and the show was brilliant.

Apparently you could do an elephant ride there too but we decided not too after we saw how big they are!

An enormous thankyou to bangkok excursions for organising such a brilliant day.
Scott and Vannessa from England - 22nd Oct 2013

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  • A Delicious Lunch
  • Show at The Rose Garden
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  • Optional Elephant Ride around the Rose Garden

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