This Botanical garden is the biggest in South East Asia; it includes numerous gardens and covers an area of about 600 acres. It is said that initially the area was meant to be the plantation of the local fruits but the project was turned into a conservation project instead.
It Has Many Themes
Many of the garden’s sections are thematic- themes like Stone hedge, Butterfly Hill, French Gardens and many more innovative titles can be observed here.
Nong Nooch covers around 650 orchid species in its collection which brings numerous colors to its gardens; palms are yet another popular feather in its cap, it has around 1100 species of palms which by record is the maximum in the world. Nong Nooch also has the biggest collection of Cycad species, it is said that these plant have the longest life span which can go up to the hundreds of years. It is working with the International Union for The Conservation of Nature to research the Cycads which unfortunately are rare and many varieties are going towards the verge of extinction.
There are many plant varieties like succulents and cactuses which can be found in the cactus area of the garden.
How to Reach?
It is located 20 km from Pattaya and hence can be easily reached through a taxi or the more convenient and pocket friendly option where one’s negotiating skill might come handy- songthaew. One can also rent a car in Pattaya Downtown and experience comfort at its best while traveling to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and other attractions scattered all over the Pattaya.
Opening Time and Admission Charges
It opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm and admission charges ranges from 400 Baht for adults to 200 Baht for children. In case some cultural event is on the go at the time of the visit, one can directly participate for the admission fee usually covers the admission fee of these events and is not the person would be notified.