Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is located in the Chonburi Province, in Thailand. The garden is considered as one of the country’s top tourist attractions, and it is reachable by bus, taxi or private transportation.
When there, travellers will be able to view all kinds of tropical flora, which is divided in different sections:
- French Garden
- European Garden
- Stonehenge Garden
- Cactus & Succulent Garden
- Variegated Plants
- Ant Tower
- Butterfly Hill
- Orchid & Bromeliad Display Garden
- Flower valley
In addition to the beautiful wildlife, people can also experience religious ceremonies, martial arts demonstrations, massages, and elephant shows.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden was first created in the late 20th century, after Pisit and Nongnooch Tansacha bought the 600-acre plot of land in 1954.
The initial plan was to develop fruit plantations, but then the two owners decided to actually use the land to plant tropical plants as a wildlife conservation project. Finally the garden was officially open to the public in 1980.
TROPICAL PLANTS & FLOWERS
Among the numerous plants and flowers growing in the garden, are:
- Cactus: Echinocactus grusonii; Echinopsis; Lobivia
- Tropical American and Central Africa species of Cycads
- Rhapis Palms
- Torch Ginger
- New Caledonian Plants
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