Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Walkabout

The contestant grabs a dart, twirls it around to get a good grip, draws back to take aim, concentrates on the target, then flings the dart through the air - and pops a balloon. The crowd claps and cheers and the contestant, an elephant, grins and takes a deep bow.

Watching elephants throw darts, ride a tricycle, play soccer and basketball, and boogie down to pop music is quite possibly one of the most hilarious and unbelievable sights I have ever seen. If this isn't on your bucket list, add it now.

The Elephant Show at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, located just outside Pattaya, is unique, to say the least. I had no idea elephants could be taught to do so much, and they seem to actually enjoy their "work." Darlene and I had a great time feeding the elephants, learning about the Thai culture, and touring the gardens. The highlight of the day was our elephant ride - add that to your bucket list, too!


1 comment:

  1. From the Elephant ride to the foot bath with the fishies, looks like you are having some amazing experiences!