Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

At just 5 kilometer from Lilawadee is the largest botanical garden in Thailand, a popular destination for both Thais and foreign visitors. It is an enormous park full of tropical plants from many places all over the world. One of the purposes of this unique garden is to grow every species of palm tree that exist in the world.

A ride in the minivan will give you an idea of the size of the park. It is 2.4 million square meters and includes wondrously layed out gardens, a beautiful lake where you can rent peddle boats, naturally arranged waterfalls, and a sculpture and pottery garden. Moreover, there is a cactus garden with more than 300 species from all over the world. That is a rare sight one doesn’t see often. You can get an entirely different perspective of the garden by taking a ride on an elephant....!

And charming Thai pavilions and restaurants let you enjoy the taste of Thai food or, if you prefer, appetizing international dishes. You may want to take a nourishing break because there is much more to see. The park is huge and offers many attractions. For instance, in the fabulous and always well-maintained park is a small zoo, a butterfly garden, as well as an orchid garden. For a small fee you can watch and photograph various animals and exotic plants up close. You can also have your picture taken with an adult tiger, without having to worry about becoming supper of this majestic animal. To the contrary, the beautiful cat appears to enjoy being stroked and caressed. So it can be done....!

 

De Thaise Cultuurshow

The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden became famous in part due to its impressive Thai culture show. In a theater in the park, traditional dances are performed based on religious ceremonies and ancient martial arts that involve elephants. And, of course, it includes an entertaining bout of Thai boxing. The earlier you get to the theater, the better the seat.

The Elephants Show

Not to be missed is the elephant show that follows the culture show. The elephants dance, play soccer and even paint pictures, and apparently do so with pleasure. In any case, they clearly appreciate the bananas offered to them by the public after the performance. For a small fee the cahoots are happy to arrange for you to take a picture with the gentle giants.

That can actually also be done with the beautifully dressed Thai dancers in the culture show. However, stroking and caressing the dancers is not recommended, and it is advisable to pay the dancers a small fee so as to not be fed to the tiger for supper!

The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a tropical paradise of nature and culture, a picturesque treat for the whole family.