Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
About two hours travel from Bangkok, Nong Nook Tropical Garden Resort was a total surprise with manicured gardens, colorful flowers and picturesque landscaping
Located in a 600-acre landscaped park, the village boasts or beautiful orchids, cactus garden and man-made lagoons. Daily cultural shows include Thai folk dances, traditional ceremonies, sword fighting, cock fighting, Thai boxing demonstrations as well as an elephant show with elephants playing football, elephant massage and other tricks.
How to get to Nong Nook, Pattaya from Bangkok:
Traveling from Bangkok to Pattaya, by commuting, takes about two hours. Air-conditioned buses leave Akemai Bus Terminal every 20 minutes from 05.50 a.m. till 8.00 a.m., and every 30 minutes from 8.00 a.m. till 9.00 p.m. You may call (+662)391-9829 for updated information.