Pattaya attractions Nong Nooch tropical gardens

Pattaya attractions Nong Nooch tropical gardens

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Pattaya attractions Nong Nooch tropical gardens

Pattaya attractions Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens is a 500-acre (2.0 km2) botanical garden and tourist attraction at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It can be reached via bus, taxi or private land transportation. It is also a major scientific center dedicated to cycads, with its own Cycad Gene Bank.

History

สวนนงนุช พัทยา Pisit and Nong Nooch Tansacha purchased the 600-acre (2.4 km2) plot of land in 1954 with the intentions of developing the land as a fruit plantation. However, the owners instead decided to plant tropical flowers and plants as a wildlife conservation project. The garden opened to the public in 1980, and management was transferred to Pisit and Nong Nooch’s son Kampon Tansacha in 2001. The garden currently fills 500 out of the 600 acres (2.4 km2).

Cycads

The garden focus on Southeast Asian, Tropical American and Central Africa species of Cycads, but a collection of almost every species can also been seen here. In connection with Conservation agencies the gardens cycad collections serves as an important ex situ conservation site for this endangered and ancient plant group. On-going and continuing research at the garden concerning taxonomy and horticultural use has increased the knowledge about this plant group worldwide.

The Cycad genebank is managed by Mr. Anders J.Lindstrom, a world renowned expert in cycads.

How to get to Nong Nooch

Any tour operator in Pattaya can arrange either private or shared transport for you. Nong Nooch also provide their own transport service from Pattaya with an 08.30 and a 14.30 departure. If you want to arrange your own transport you can book a songthaew or taxi for private hire, but you will have to negotiate a rate. If you hire a car or motorbike, take the Sukhumvit Road south out of Pattaya towards Sattahip and you will see the signs for Nong Nooch. The journey from Pattaya to Nong Nooch takes approximately 30 minutes. From Bangkok the journey time is approximately 90 minutes. Travelling by taxi from Bangkok to Nong Nooch has a one-way fare in the region of 1,500 Baht.

Pattaya attractions Nong Nooch tropical gardens

Address: Pattaya, 20150, Thailand
Opening times: daily 08.00-18.00
Entrance fee: Non-Thai adult 500 Baht (includes entrance to shows). Discounts for children

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