Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
So let’s see the dinosaurs, walk around the flowers and take the time to breathe in the beauty with me!
History: In 1954, Mr. Pisit and Mrs. Nongnooch Tansacha bought 1,500 rai (approximately 600 acres) of rolling hills and valleys between Pattaya-Sattahip at the 163-kilometer marker on Sukhumvit road in Najomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya in Chonburi Province. The newly purchased land was anticipated to become a fruit plantation of mangoes, oranges, and coconuts as well as many other local fruits.
During her trip abroad, 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 garden opened to the public in 1980, and added to the garden was a daily Thai cultural show and elephant show within the theater. Three years later, the garden management was handed over to her son, Mr. Kampon Tansacha, and today is one of the most popular attractions of Thailand as well as a center of world botanical significance under the concept “a garden for all people of this world”.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is one of the most important gardens in the World having collected and grown more than 18,000 plants.
It is the only one in the world, that has the Worlds five most rare species of plants – Palm, Cycads, Hoya, Heliconia, and Bougainvillea making Nongnooch Pattaya Garden a world-class botanical garden under the concept of saving trees, reducing global warming, and be a garden for everyone on our planet.
The Botanical part of Nongnooch was started in 1991. Plant species have been accessioned since then and the total number now is 19528 accession representing over 12,000 species. (2020).
Valley of the Dinosaurs is an almost Jurassic park.
Currently, there are more than 230 species of 814 dinosaurs. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden still continues molding the dinosaurs as much as they can.
“Home of the million-year animal species”
Currently, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a popular tourist attraction with more than 1,700 rai of land that welcomes tourists from all over the world.
My favorite dinosaur is Triceratops, Pteranodon.
What is your favorite dinosaur? 🙂
One of the highlights of this garden is the largest collection of orchid nurseries with more than 670 native species and hybrids in the country.
There are also species-specific gardens, such as cactus and succulent plants, orchids, tropical palm gardens, bonsai, and topiary gardens.
Overall, it’s a great place to spend time with your loved ones and family. Must visit the place in Thailand.
More information about Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden here.
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