Tropical Park Nong Nooch in Pattaya - the main attraction

The tropical garden or tropical park Nong Nooch is probably the most famous landmark in Pattaya. If it is inferior to something in popularity, then perhaps Volkin Street. To say that Nong Nooch did not like it - somehoweven embarrassing. On the one hand, Nong Nooch is a very popular attraction, its fame among tourists has long been ahead of reality. On the other hand, the impression of the garden depends on your personal taste and the novelty of the sensations.

After all, Nong Nooch is not a purely landscapedPark, but rather all in one: a fun park for children, with dinosaurs and swings, colorful shows with animals, lush tropical nature, a petting zoo and much more. It is better to see yourself once and to form your personal opinion about this place.

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Nong Nooch Park in Pattaya

Nong Nooch private park. Its story began in 1954, when the family of Mr. and Mrs. Tansach bought a plot of approximately 250 hectares. Madame Nongnuch Tansucha planned to grow fruit on this land, but after a trip to Europe, where she was impressed by the beautiful gardens and parks, she decided to create some sort of Versailles garden on Thai land and open it to the public. The creators of the Nong Nooch Garden were not limited to one style, and a copy of Stonehenge, the Italian Garden and other themed areas were also added to the French park. In 1980, the park was solemnly open to all comers.

Thais love abundance. Therefore, the perfect garden in their performance - not just thousands of species of tropical plants, ponds, gazebos, pavilions, entertainment shows, aviaries with animals, birds and butterflies, cafes and covered elevated walkways, but also thousands of painted concrete sculptures and sculptures from romantic maiden to giant dinosaurs. Nong Nooch is the personification of the abundance of Thai nature and the generosity of Thais to everything bright and colorful. And, frankly, the park now resembles a vinaigrette from everything in the world.

What can be seen in this magical garden? From which, however, you should not expect too much, if you are an experienced and experienced traveler and have seen many gardens and parks around the world.

The main "chips" of the tropical park, whichActively advertising to tourists - a huge collection of palm trees, a garden of orchids and a variety of tropical plants, an elephant show and a folk show, a collection of cars, a French garden and the newest park zone - an alley of dinosaurs. According to Nong Nooch, you can ride elephants, feed various animals from the same elephants to huge turtles and giant (up to 3 m in length!) Freshwater arapayma fish in one of the ponds, and also be photographed with a tiger or a large multi-colored parrot.

The landscapes of Nong Nooch are constantly changing and altered, to the existing ones are added all new ones. In recent years, the park has become more and more entertainment, including children-oriented.

Map Nong Nooch

Map Nong Nooch

You can feed the giant fish

You can feed the giant fish

You can ride on elephants in the territory

You can ride on elephants in the territory

In terms of landscape gardening landscape designThe most interesting things in Nong Nooch are French and Italian gardens. The most popular photo view in Nong Nooch is a French regular park amid mountains, palm trees, Thai traditional architecture and a hill with dozens of white and gold pagodas. This is one of the most spectacular corners of the park. It is located at the far end of the park from the entrance. There, near the French park are Dinosaur Alley and a copy of Stonehenge.

From the architectural in the park is interesting Thaithe national house, pagodas and bells over the French park and, as an exotic, the ant tower in the center of the park. An impressive structure, decorated with colorful figures of giant ants.

Regular park in Nong Nooch

Regular park in Nong Nooch

Tropical Park Nong Nooch

Tropical Park Nong Nooch

Dinosaur alley

Dinosaur alley

Nong Nooch has a lot of shade, so you can walk hereand in the afternoon, in the very heat. But the most comfortable time to visit is morning and closer to sunset, from about 16 o'clock. In addition, at sunset and immediately after it get the most beautiful pictures. What is something, and nature for a photo in Nong Nooch is full.

Conveniently, you can walk around the park“Air bridges” are elevated multi-level canopied paths that offer beautiful views of the park, it is convenient to look at tall tropical plants. The canopy protects from the sun, and is cooler at the height than below and blows with a breeze.

Since 2001, the tropical garden ruled the son of MadameNongnuch, thanks to him in the park there was a pavilion with cars - this is the personal collection of the owner. This pavilion is also valuable because while watching cars, you can also take a break from the heat - an air-conditioned room.

Car collection in Nong Nooch

Car collection in Nong Nooch

The garden is decorated with thousands of concrete painted figures of various animals.

The garden is decorated with thousands of concrete painted figures of various animals.

Giant concrete insects

Giant concrete insects

Lake where you can ride a catamaran

Lake where you can ride a catamaran

Tropical Garden Nong Nooch

Tropical Garden Nong Nooch

Probably to fully appreciatevariety of palm trees, you need to walk in the park with a guide who can tell about them in detail. But even without a guide, you can simply read the signs under the trees, the names are written there and there is a description. True, in English. Also worth a look at the garden of cacti and succulents, as well as the garden of bonsai.

Bromeliads are also growing in the orchid garden. Moreover, the latter there seems even more. With orchids, everything is not so simple: they are hung in pots in the garden and apparently, at different times there are different amounts of them. But a bonus to orchids and bromelias is a fancy Thai design with bird figures, installations made of clay flower pots and ponds. In addition, if you wish, you can buy yourself an orchid sapling. They are sold in special bottles to make it convenient to transport.

People in the park are usually many, butonly in the center, where there are parking lots, shows and main cafes. In the far corners are already quiet. In Nong Nooch, you can come not once, but at least every year. And find all new angles and nice places. In addition, the type of park depends on the weather and time of day.

Ticket price and life hack

Ticket price: 500 baht per adult, 300 baht per child (height 90-120 cm). Children up to 90 cm free. But this is only for the territory, a ticket with a show / meal is more expensive.

Ticket to the garden + cultural show + elephant show: 800 baht adult / 600 baht for children.
Garden ticket + buffet: 800 baht adult / 600 baht child.
Garden ticket + 2 shows + buffet: 1,200 baht adult / 800 baht for children.

LIFHAK, HOW TO BUY TICKETS CHEAPER!
350 baht per adult and 250 per child. For a family of 3 people, it will save about 700 rubles, but it's nice! And everything is done in 2 clicks. We go to the Klook service, register, pay by card and the voucher comes to the email, which then needs to be shown from the phone screen at the entrance to the park. The service is very cool, I recommend, I always take tickets at a discount there. There are options for tickets with the show, and also cheaper, choose for yourself.

Tickets for Nong Nooch at a discount>

An organized tour to Nong Nooch will costin travel agencies about 800-900 baht. Includes park tickets, transfers and shows. That is, if you do not have a rented bike or car, the excursion can be cheaper than an independent visit (entrance fee + taxi).

Nong Nooch with a guided tour>

Information to visit

To slowly walk around the whole park andlook at all its zones, it will take a whole day. But you can quickly run around in 2-3 hours, depending on your speed and desire to watch everything or just the very thing. There are so many entertainments on the territory that it will be difficult to see everything at once. I didn’t show and quickly walked around the whole area in about 3 hours. But with children for example it will take more time.

In Nong Nooch 2 large-scale shows are held: elephants and the so-called folklore. Elephant show in Nong Nooch - the most spectacular in Pattaya. Elephants play soccer, foot massage volunteers from tourists and entertain them with different tricks for an hour. Cultural show is a dynamic bright spectacle with costumes and interesting numbers. It also lasts about an hour. Premises for the show in Nong Nooch can accommodate up to 2000 people. Every day there are several sessions of each show. Start time: 10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30

Opening hours: from 8:00 to 18:00, but in the evenings there is a special program, with dinner in the restaurant, transvestite show and the launch of sky lanterns.

In Nong Nooch there is an international buffet for 550 baht,is located near the lookout (he was offered at the entrance to the ticket). There is also a buffet for 300 baht with Thai food and an Indian buffet for the same price, they are in the very center of the park. There is also an ordinary Thai food court where you can buy simple Thai dishes typical of street cafes. For example, fried rice for 50 baht (the pay system is similar to food parks in hypermarkets - by card, the money for which you put on the food court cash register).

And in the territory of Nong Nooch there is Nong Nooch Garden & Resort

with accommodation in pretty villas surrounded bygreens. The villas also include a communal swimming pool, spa, fitness room, coffee shops and restaurants. Accommodation in the villa provides an opportunity to walk around the territory at a time when the park is closed for tourists.

Cafe on site

Cafe on site

Hotel in Nong Nooch

Hotel in Nong Nooch

Hotel pool

Hotel pool

Getting there

You can get to Nong Nooch by your own transport ortaxi from Pattaya. It is located on the 163rd kilometer of the Sukhumvit highway, south of Pattaya, about 17-20 km from the city center. By taxi to Nong Nooch can be reached for 250-300 baht one way. There is also a more budget option: on a white tuk-tuk that go around Sukhumvit.

We must go in the direction of Sattahiba and get off at the hugeNong Nooch signs to the left of the track. From this place to Nong Nooch there is a road, about 3 km. With a great desire, you can walk. Or go straight to the park on a motorcycle in a trolley for 40 baht. Morning and afternoon, they are on duty at the turn with Sukhumvit.

Since the park is very impressive,You can get around it not only on foot, but also on long golfcars with a free overview tour. Cars leave from the parking opposite the Coffee Corner Cafe every 30 minutes. It is worth 100 baht per person, the tour lasts 35 minutes. Alternatively, a ride on the territory can be on the back of an elephant. For an additional fee, of course. You can also rent a bike or a small open car.

You can rent an electric car to get around.

You can rent an electric car to move around the territory

On the map

Nong Nooch Garden

Nong Nooch Garden
One of the most popular places around Pattaya. The point is at the point of entry to the territory and purchase tickets.

One of the most popular places around Pattaya. The point is at the point of entry to the territory and purchase tickets.

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