Sunday, June 14, 2015

Day 3 - Pattaya, Thailand

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For Day 3, we went to Nongnooch Tropical Garden. The first agenda was to watch the cultural show

Thai cultural show

A performance showing traditional Muay Thai

one of their national dances also include what we Filipinos call "Tinikling". Interesting!!

A portrayal of the elephants' role in royal wars back in the days

Second agenda: Elephant show. I must admit, I didn't quite enjoy this as much as most of the people in Nongnooch did. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see elephants, but I would enjoy watching them more in their natural habitat and not inside arenas for human entertainment. I may not be in the right position to say this and I may not have the sufficient facts to support my claim, but I believe they deserve the freedom to do whatever they want and not what people would command them to. During the show, they painted, played different sports, rode bicycles, danced like human beings and somehow, some people consider that entertaining. I beg to differ, and I don't think I'd have to explain myself any further. 

Since we don't have a tour guide to walk with us around the area, we had to rely on mom's memory from the last time she was here and we had to explore the place out on our own. We found ourselves in a beautifully crafted garden. 

With a touch of  "victorian" elements. Lovely!!
We bumped into Tita Miles and she told us to go straight ahead from Butterfly Hill, and that we wouldn't regret it. 

Butterfly Hill

a tower of corns for the birds. There's a lot for everyone lol
This place is huge! It's a 500 acre tropical garden with different types of plants uniquely shaped which makes it more of a bizarre tourist spot. 

As we reached the near end of the path we were following, here's what made us drop our jaws.  


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