Nongnooch Garden Pattaya Opens To The Public
Pattaya is known for its beach, food and entertainment and it is only less than two hour drive from Bangkok. However, not many people visited Nongnooch Garden in Pattaya. The Nongnooch Garden is 600 acres in size and it is voted as one of the top 10 gardens in the world! They were closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions by the Thai government a few months ago but the good news is Nongnooch Garden Pattaya Opens To The Public from 10th September 2021.
The Nongnooch Garden is located in between U-Tapao Airport and Pattaya city and it takes around 20 mins drive from either the airport or the city. This area was purchased by Mr Pisit and Mrs Nongnooch Tansacha in 1954 and it was planned to become a fruit plantation of mangoes, oranges and coconuts as well as many other local fruits.
However during a trip aboard, Mrs Nongnooch was inspired by the beauty of world renowned gardens and decided to turn the fruit orchard into a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants. The garden was later turned into a tourist attraction fully equipped with accommodation, a swimming pool, restaurants, and banquet and seminar halls for the tourist’s convenience. Nongnooch Tropical Garden is opened to public in 1980 and it is transformed to a popular tourist attraction in Pattaya.
The Nongnooch Garden hosted the Miss Universe Final in 2018 and also many other important events and movies for decades.
We visited the Nongnooch Garden a few years ago and amazed by the dedicated of the owner, Mr Kampon Tansacha in transforming Nongnooch Garden Pattaya into one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a lifelong project and the owner aimed to build more gardens in the future.
For the Dinosaur Park, he is building more dinosaurs to attract more tourists. If not mistaken, there are over two hundred man made dinosaurs and he is not stopping.
The Dinosaur Valley is very popular with the locals and you can find many families bringing their children to visit the actual size dinosaur sculptures.
On top of the Dinosaur Valley, you can also find many other gardens for the cactus, orchid, adenium and more.
On top of that, the owner also created many activities for tourists such as elephant show, cultural show, Songkran and Loy Krathong experience, Thai cooking classes, Muay Thai classes, Muay Thai fights and more!
You can see bus loads of tourists from all around the world spending the entire day at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Thailand. There is also MICE facilities in this resort and the owner will built a new restaurant to accommodate more tourists.
There is an entrance fees to visit Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and you have to pay more if you want to watch the shows. The good news is you can get discounted tickets with Klook at https://www.klook.com/en-MY/activity/335-nong-nooch-tropical-garden-pattaya/?aid=602
We stayed in Nongnooch Garden during our visit and we were amazed by the facilities and services available. Thus, we spent stay by participating the Muay Thai and Thai cooking classes.
We were soaked with water as we participated their daily Songkran experience, watched the Thai elephant, real Muay Thai fights as well as cabaret show and the local Thai dinner experience. If you plan to visit Pattaya in the future and want to explore something unique, we highly recommend you to visit Nongnooch Garden in Pattaya.
For your information, Nongnooch Garden is also applying several disease control measures, along with the SHA standard and Safe Travels measures, which have been approved by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Nongnooch Garden Pattaya has recently added more zones, as well, such as a cactus nursery, indoor plants nursery, and Khon museum.
For more information, please contact 038 238 061 or visit their website, www.nongnoochpattaya.com.
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