Nong Nooch Garden is located about 20 minutes outside of Pattaya and its sits on a 2.4 sq.km landscaped of beautiful lush gardens. Taking a leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens like their 17th-century French garden, European Renaissance garden or Stonehenge. The vast garden also contains fascinating species-specific gardens that houses tropical palms, bonsais and topiaries, cactus and succulent plants, and orchid nurseries.
It is unlikely that you will be able to explore all the attractions at Nong Nooch Garden by walking alone. You have the option to rent bicycles to take you at a leisurely pace. The first part of the park you should see is the Orchid Garden. It is known to house more than 670 native species of hybrids of Orchids, the biggest in the country, showcasing exotic-shaped leaves and blossoms, including the cactus and succulent plants. This park is both beautiful and educational. Another big highlight of the park is the French Garden, with its symmetrical design and perfectly manicured shrubs modeled after the gardens of Versailles in France. The park offers an awesome skywalk that takes you around through-out the park. It is a 1.1 km elevated walkway that takes you through the Topiary garden, European garden, Tropical palm garden, Stonehenge garden, and Butterfly Hill. Nong Nooch Garden also features daily shows at the Thai Cultural Hall. Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of the classical Thai dance, Muay Thai or ancient drum performances, as well as the elephant shows. You will be awe-inspired once you see the sheer grandeur of this amazing and peaceful garden.
Sai Kaew Beach
Sai Kaew Beach is nestled along two adjoining beaches on the unspoiled paradise island of Koh Samet in Chonburi. Just a 45 minute drive from South Pattaya, you can discover a family friendly beach that blends in harmoniously with the lush natural setting, for quick idyllic beach escape.
When you visit Sai Kaew Beach, you can feel your worries fade away and embrace the fun and lively scene on Koh Samet’s other beaches. When you want to relax after an exciting time in Pattaya, Sai Kaew Beach is the perfect hidden natural retreat to relax amidst peaceful tropical nature and secluded shores. Sai Kaew Beach, also known as “The Navy Beach” has everything a beach lover could wish for. It is the perfect island getaway that will delight your wildest expectations. Just a 30 minute drive from South Pattaya to Koh Smet the beach offers many different restaurants, gift shops, and water activities to enjoy such as snorkeling, jet skiing, and banana boat rides. It is the perfect island getaway that will delight you and surprise you at the same time.