Budget : 500 Baht (Php875) entrance fee – (exchange rate used is 1 Baht = Php1.75, rate during my trip)
Duration : ~half day
Bummers : long walks, large crowds
Nong Nooch Garden is deemed as the largest and most awesome botanical garden in Southeast Asia. It is also known for its amazing Thai Cultural and Elephant Shows. If you want to enjoy Nong Nooch, I suggest that you come in the morning. We weren’t able to watch the shows because we arrived around 5 PM – just an hour shy of closing time.
Nong Nooch is well-maintained and continuously developed. The plants and flowers are properly designed and trimmed. Nong Nooch is committed to preserve the largest collection of palms and orchids in Thailand. The flowers that I have seen in Nong Nooch makes me feel like I am in a flower plantation in Holland, which I just see in some books or encyclopedia when I was young.