Nong Nooch Tropical Park in Thailand

This amazing park with a rich collection of botanical objects and colorful cultural flavor is located near the resort town of Pattaya and covers an area of 2.4 sq. km. The park is a place where about 2,000 people daily learn about the flora of different parts of the world, experience local traditions and watch spectacular performances with elephants and actors of different genres.

It all started in 1954, when Mrs. Nong Nuch Tansacha and Mr. Pisit purchased the land. Initially, the owners planned to dedicate the land to vegetable and fruit plantations, but the idea of orienting the park towards the tourism industry seemed more interesting and the construction of recreational facilities – restaurants, swimming pools, bungalows – began on the territory. The park opened in 1980.

The park is divided into thematic sections:

  • The orchid garden is a special pride of the park. The plants in the greenhouse are placed in special baskets and suspended in the air. It is quite a spectacular sight, especially if you consider the number and variety of species collected and the labor intensity of their cultivation.
  • Cactus Garden. Thailand’s climate is characterized by high humidity, which is diametrically opposed to the usual habitat of these plants. A translucent dome protects the collection from excessive rainfall. Here you can find such species as Echinocactus, Echinopsis, Lobivia and others.
  • The French garden is designed according to the canons of the French tradition of landscape design. Many tourists note the impressive contrast between this part of Nong Nooch Park and the surrounding Thai temples.

Nong Nooch Tropical Park

  • Butterfly Hill. The aviary was opened in April 2000. There are many species in the tropical thickets – about 1,500 specimens in all – but the most fascinating is always Attacus Atlas – the largest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan of up to 24 cm. The collection grows all the time.
  • The pot garden is notable for the incredible sculptures created from flower pots – cars, buildings, steam locomotives and other figures.
  • The Blue Garden is an area of palms and ferns. A unique collection of more than 1100 species (there are 2600-2800 species of palm trees in the world). In the coming years, the director of Nong Nuch Park plans to expand the Blue Garden card inventory to 2,000 entries.
  • Stonehenge is a model based on the original Celtic cultural monument in England.

Stonehenge in Nong Nooch Park

  • And also a bird garden, a bonsai garden, an elephant farm, an aquatic plant garden.

And this is not a complete list of sections!

In addition to flora contemplation, tourists can enjoy a variety of shows held in the complex, religious ceremonies, art exhibitions, a visit to the zoo and a traditional Thai massage. In short, Nong Nooch Tropical Park has absorbed all the most interesting things from different parts of the world and you do not get bored in it.