What is it about Dinosaurs that kids love so much? The fascination with these million year old creatures is a mystery to parents and kids flock to see exhibits, workshops, dig up fossils and ride on dino themed rides all over the world. Want to know where to find Dinosaurs in Thailand? Just over an hour outside Bangkok you can take a walk back in time in a hidden valley of the dinosaurs at within an Nong Nooch in Pattaya which is a Dinosaur heaven for kids and so much more.
Back in 2016, Mr. Kampon Tansacha, the owner of Nong Nooch Pattaya Garden, informed his team to mold and create a few dinosaurs inside his beautiful gardens. The “Triceratops” were the first set of dinosaurs created inside the Nong Nooch Pattaya Garden, and they placed these giants inside the cactus garden in the hope people would come to experience nature and the tropical surroundings. Families loved the gardens but loved the friendly giants more!
As interest grew more for the dinosaurs than the beautifully manicured 25 rai tropical gardens he assigned his teams to continually create other dinosaur species and currently they have more than 100 species of dinosaurs. The dinosaur area officially opened to the public in 2017 and the entire area was renamed ‘Dinosaur Valley’ complete with sound effects so your dino loving kids really feel like they are walking through the Jurassic age with 460 different species to spot and a prehistoric 1,246 dinosaurs in the surrounding areas.
Nong Nooch continued to expand and develop the area, adding more buildings for exhibits and workshops and importing plants from overseas to create a more realistic and authentic experience. They added a sky walk along the Thai Pavilion, cactus terrace, and Stone forest to enable families to get a birds eye view of the dinosaurs and the surrounding gardens as well as small hop-on, hop-off buses that can take families around the entire park.
The dinosaur valley also features a large purpose built air conditioned building which contains both an indoor and outdoor children’s playground as well as coffee stops, cafes, souvenir shops and more.
Preserving Thai Arts
According to the wishes of Mrs. Nong Nooch Tansacha, who wanted to encourage children to learn more about the inheritance of Thai arts and create a place for future generations to study them, Mr. Khun Kamphon Tansacha the president of Nong Nooch Garden Pattaya started collecting Thai art works especially Khon masks. These are now displayed in a beautiful exhibition hall with 121 Khon cabinets featuring 518 traditional and Ramayana masks. The hall features an area to paint and sculpture masks, a small puppet theatre and has a dedicated learning centre for students and tourists or anyone interested in Thai arts to sit and study.
Nong Nooch Pattaya Camp is located in the midst of natural, beautiful surroundings and mountains, it is one of the top 10 most beautiful gardens in the world. Located at the top check-in point of Nong Nooch Pattaya garden is a viewpoint with a panoramic view and the camp area features accommodation with VIP rooms, dormitories for student groups or tents for a fun family experience with more than 20 nature activities and hiking exploration tours which can be booked in advance.
The Impressive Botanical Gardens at Nong Nooch
The indoor-outdoor botanical gardens are a great Biological learning resource for schools and a learning center for children, youth, and the general public where they have brought together different types of plants with over 18,000 species into 31 groups such as the Phutthawithi wood, variegated plants, the Adenium, the Succulents, Bonsais, flowering plants, Agave groups and more. Nong Nooch Gardens focus on human health and environmental protection where we can learn to create good things from nature to heal ourselves. They pride themselves on being model for learning and open opportunities for all interested people to come and experience many areas of research into microorganisms for agriculture, enzyme fermentation as well as many other environmentally friendly products and areas of discovery.