Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a 600-acre (1500 Rai) botanical garden. Located a short 20 minutes from Pattaya, the garden is a sprawling recreation park in typical Thai settings. The place is filled with thousands of palms, orchids, ferns, cycads, and other species.
Collections of traditional Thai houses and gardens of different flowering plants are grown around this beautiful site. There are daily cultural and elephant shows drawing crowds of delighted visitors.
Details: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden opens daily from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Tel: +66 3842 9321, +66 3842 5748
How to get there: From Bangkok, follow signs to Bang Na, then follow signs to Pattaya. Follow signs to Sattathip, pass Sunset Village Beach Resort and you will see the sign on left to Nong Nooch. From Pattaya, it takes only a 25 minute drive, south on Sukhumvit Road at Kilometer 163. Then, pass the floating market on the left.