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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya

Nong Nooch Garden
Some of the formal gardens at Nong Nooch.

The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is among the oldest of the sights in Pattaya, and perhaps one of the most incongruous. The formal gardens were first opened to the public in 1980. Although the gardens are very much in a European plan, there are Thai touches everywhere, including pavilions, statues and Thai cultural performances. Of special interest, to some at least, is the largest collection of orchids in Thailand, with something like 670 varieties on display.

The gardens are open every day from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is 400 Baht (