Whenever people talk about Thailand, places like Pattaya, Floating Market, and Bangkok always come up, but there’s one place that’s even more magnificent than the usual tourist spots.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a 500-acre botanical garden that’s considered one of the most beautiful attractions in the world. The couple responsible for bringing a touch of Europe’s beautiful structures and maze gardens to Thailand is Pisit and Nongnooch Tansacha, who, in 1954, bought a sprawling land and rolling hills in Chonburi Province. The couple wanted to build a fruit plantation of mangoes, oranges and coconuts as well as many other local fruits, but the wife was so inspired by her trips in Europe that she wanted to bring a piece of it at home, and decided to turn the fruit orchard into a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants. The result was breathtaking that it is often compared to the wonderful hedge gardens of Portugal.
Today, more than 5,000 people visit the gardens and watch the cultural and elephant shows each day. The attraction is so big that it has also built villas to accommodate tourists who want to explore the place for more than one day.
The massive garden spaces are divided into nine conceptually designed places: French Garden, European Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Cactus & Succulent Garden, Variegated Plants, Ant Tower, Butterfly Hill, Orchid & Bromeliad Display Garden, and Flower valley.
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