Suan Nong Nooch, the tropical wonderland in Pattaya
Mentioning “Suan Nong Nooch” (Nong Nooch Park), it would be familiar for many tourists as it is one of the top list famous tourist attraction in the Pattaya, Chonburi. The extraordinary tropical botanic garden with diverse species of plants where you can experience more than 50 plots of the remarkable gardens decorated with various kinds of plants from all over the world over the piece of land with over 2,400,000 sqm. Apart from the wonderful moment to stroll around the beautiful botanic garden pleasantly, the visitors also be exciting with other activities that are plenty enough to your fantastic day tour at this park.
About the Place
Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya, the remarkable tropical botanic garden which founded with the initiative of Khun Nongnuch Tansatja when she traveled abroad for the work trip with her friends. With the impression towards the charm of many significant botanic gardens and the parks in many countries she visited and her affection in the flowers. Consequently, she planned to turn the orchard to the flower and ornamented plant garden with full tourism facility on the land, included Thai Classic style house, cottage, townhouse, swimming pool, restaurant, and function rooms for catering and seminar.
“Suan Nong Nooch” which named after the founder then officially opened in 1980 with the exotic and fantastic Thai cultural performing show and the talented elephant show upon the first event. Later on, about six years after the opening, Khun Nongnuch passed the business to her descendant “Khun Kampol Tansatja” to responsible for administrating the park. However, Khun Nongnuch has not left her attention from her beloved garden since she has commuted between Bangkok and the site continually. Furthermore, she expanded the business by opening “Camping Resort” in Prachinburi province that operated officially on 30 November 2001 and the orchard in Chiang Rai province, also.
Presently, Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya considered the top-ranking tourist attraction in Southeast Asia that draws approximately 3,500 of tourists daily from worldwide. And the park keeps developing and improving the location to be the fantastic and notable location that any traveler who plans to take the trip to the Pattaya region must not miss to visit.
Highlights of Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya
What makes this Suan Nong Nooch as the world’s class tropical botanic garden beside the magnificent gardens with diverse kinds of the plant it is also lots of amusing things to entertain the visitors including;
Mother-in-law’s tongue garden
Mother-in-law’s tongue or also known as Snake plant or Dragon’s Tongue (Sauropus spatulifolius Beille), the native tropical plant that can survive with the less humidity. The ordering step display of the Mother-in-law’s tongue presenting with its signature shape of the leaf with the creative architecture resulted in the notable garden that would be thrilled for the beholder.
The Motor Park
A park shows the collections of the sports car and various bizarre automobiles that mostly is rare to see in general.
The Animals Sculpture Park
This section features many figures of various kind of animal, for example, owl, penguin, panda, lemur, snail, wasp, zebra, and cheetah.
Entertain with the lovely animals that the visitors can sightsee closely and safety.
The Ant Building
So-called the landmark spot of Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya, the Ant Building, is a significant architecture with various size of the ant for over 5,000 in the total. The colorful ants attached on the wall represents the character and culture of the staff of Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya who work with love and unity as good teamwork.
The park designed in the Italian style garden that focuses on balancing the overall perspective of the function. The garden allocated into multiple parts, i.e., shrub garden, perennial plants, accommodation, fountain, and waterfall. Partially the zone involved in water as the main element presents in the pool style structure that highlighted with the spray and furnished with the gardening decoration items.
The section collected various kind of up to 67 species of the variegated plant providing for the academic purpose.
The area which is attractive with many figures of the mammoth tidily arranged within the area together with the ornamented plants in different shapes.
The Heart Garden
A lovely garden which the creative presentation to arrange the plants in the hearty form. Primarily, it used as the venue for the exclusive event “Marriage Registration on the Elephant” that Suan Nong Nooch organizes specifically on the Valentines’ Day.
The Cycad Valley
This area is where to set up diverse kind of cycad with up to 280 species together with the rocks that pile up orderly to form the mountain-like shape.
A fantastic path which provides the “bird’s eye view” perspective with more than 3 km in the distance. The tourist will enjoy with the remarkable landscape of the park that you can spot any exquisite corners throughout the park, including The French Garden, Stonehenge, The Butterfly Hill, The European Garden, Palm Garden, and The Plant Pot Doll Park which are all beautiful and outstanding attractive than wander around the park in general.
The Riverside Garden
A beautiful vibrant colored garden contained various kinds of lovely flowers, such as cockscomb, wool flower, the wishbone flower, Cayenne jasmine, and more. Originally, the garden was the ornamented plant garden and transformed to the present one since 1999. The garden arranged with a unique presentation with the figures of circle and ellipse set in descending order over the hill nearby the lake and stretched to Plub Plung Restaurant. And this place is the favorite photogenic spot for the tourist to take the picture which the magnificent landscape.
A species in the succulent plants family that is perfect for the decoration in any area exposed to the sunlight or the vertical garden.
The Floral Garden
The garden with various kinds of flower that set up beautifully in different patterns. The spot is ideal for photo shooting.
The Butterfly’s Wing Garden
A garden over the ornamented plant hill which is outstanding with the unique pattern and shade. The garden designed to look like the butterfly’s wing providing the relaxing and charming atmosphere with the marked fountain at the front of the space.
The Mixed Plants Garden
A garden collected the broad array of rare species of plants and small plants that is hard to find generally. Plus, the local herbs and fragrant wood. The garden is well-arranged to allow the visitors to stroll around the space and sight those unusual plants conveniently.
A significant Japanese gardening craft to form the shape of the little plant. The tourist will delight in the original pattern of the tree and leaves with are all handmade, also the marked sculpture of the turtle to be the platform of the bonsai pot which makes this garden so fascinating and worthwhile to check-in.
The Beautified Plant Garden
Enjoy the exquisite design of the plants that decorated into various kind of animal that are welcoming all the guests.
The Bended Siamese Rough Bush Garden
A garden contained the different style of the bent Siamese Rough Bush (Streblus asper Lour.) that projected the delicate and aesthetic craftsmanship which is abbreviated in general.
The Floating Garden
A new idea of the gardening that brought many kinds of the ornamented plants to the landscape in creative patterns within the floating raft in the middle of the lake.
Aechmea Fasciata Garden
Witness the lovely charm of the colorful urn plants (Aechmea fasciata) with more than 300 species of both local species and imported from abroad. The urn plants are well arranged attractively to show the flowers and leaves entirely inside the greenhouse that set up in nature-like circumstance.
The Cactus Garden
The garden with more than 300 species of cactus and succulent plants from all over the world. Whether small and large size, the garden projects the beauty of the cactus and succulent plants that flowered seasonal.
The Botanical Garden
A garden that gathered diverse species of the plant and presented in accordance with the botany.
The Caribbean Path
The Caribbean Path is the area rounded with the Palm Trees and Cycad imported from the Caribbean Archipelago.
The Palm Garden
This park collected over 1,000 species of a palm tree from worldwide. Specifically, Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya was the venue to show the palm trees to the participants of the World’s Palm Conference in September 1998. Later on, as the host of the World’s Palm Conference in September 2012. Those major incidents spread the reputation of Suan Ning Nuch significantly worldwide.
It is a fantastic presentation which modeled one of the famous seven world’s wonder “Stonehenge” aged over 4,000 years in the UK. Nonetheless, beautified the hardness look with the vibrant color of the plants. Unsurprisingly, the area is attractive towards the visitors enormously.
The French Garden
Imitating the design of the world celebrated beautiful garden of “Château de Versailles” in Paris, France. The predominant garden designed with the geometric landscape over the space with close to 16,000 sqm.
The Plant Pot Garden
Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya proudly presents more than 100,000 of the plant pots in various shapes. Notably, those of the plant pots produced in-house magnificently which showing the intriguing and impressive intellectual of Thais.
The Orchids Garden
Experience the diverse species of the orchids from various sources all around the world, included the hybrid and innovative breeds invented by Suan Nong Nooch.
The European Garden
The European style garden consists of beautified plants in many shapes, i.e., conic, sphere, and bar that are presenting in an attractive appearance. Plus, the perfect supplementary of the sculptures.
The Dinosaur Valley
A new landmark of the venue that any tourist would be thrilled. Dates back to the pre-historic with more than the billion years ago when the rising of the dinosaur!
Well, since Suan Nong Nooch is enormously spacious and contains lots of attractions within the location. Thus, to stroll around all through the place without the proper plan would be confused for many tourists. So, we recommend you to plan in prior and pin in the map which part of the park you would like to visit. Apart from that, arriving at the park in the morning would be better as you will have more time to enjoy the tour and save you from the sunlight and hot climate during the day that may cause the alertness of the trip.
Moreover, driving to any stop within Suan Nong Nooch is an excellent idea to enjoy the tour, alternatively for the visitors without the personal car can take the shuttle service of the park or the bicycle rental is also available for the visitors, as well. (The bicycle rental charges per hour, for further information, please contact at the park).
The visitors will be charged with the rate by following;
- The foreign tourist: Adult = THB500, Children = THB500
- Thai: Adult = THB150, Children = THB150
Note: The price is excluded from the show and buffet meal.
How to Get to Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya
Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya opens daily between 8.00am and 6.00pm. The venue serves full service of tourism facility, and the parking is free of charge.
Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya is further from the South Pattaya along the Sukhumvit Road which about 15 km in the estimate. Once you arrive at the 163rd km makes the left turn and drives about 3.5 km more.
By Public Transportation:
The tourist can get on the bus (route Bangkok – Sattahip) departs from Ekamai Bus Terminal in Bangkok and getting off at the gangway to Suan Nong Nooch Pattaya that further from the South Pattaya. Then, you can get a motorcycle taxi to access the park.