The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

July 21, 2015 by David Herd

A great day out.

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

 Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens is a nice day out especially if you have children. A 30 minute drive from Pattaya and you can watch elephants play soccer.

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


Pisit and Nongnooch 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 Nongnooch’s son Kampon Tansacha in 2001. The garden currently fills 500 out of the 600 acres (2.4 km2).


No need to walk

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

  If you are lazy like me just jump on a bus or an elephant.  

Bus or elephant?

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


I thought my 110 kilo may have been too heavy for the poor elephant. 🙂

I still prefer the bus. 🙂

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


They are such magnificent animals.

Skinny legs

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

    All sorts of bird life at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens.

Are you looking at me punk?

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

  Great colours on this guy.  

He’s not looking at you but I am

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

There is lots to see and do at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens  

 Up close and personal

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


The little guy is about to have a bath.

Time for a bath

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


He is loving every minute of being hosed down.

Thirsty work at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


Carrying people around all day is thirsty work, but this hose really hits the spot. 🙂

Jeff Gill

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

  Here is my friend Jeff Gill from Melbourne, he fell in love with Pattaya and the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens.  

After a few hours in the sun I’m cactus 🙂

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens


Sorry folks that’s just Aussie slang for “I’m worn out”. 🙂

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