Sobha Botanical Garden

Sobha Botanical Garden, Phe: Tickets, Tours, Address, Sobha Botanical Garden Reviews: 4/5

Sobha Botanical Garden
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pierremichelshanghai
Bangkok, Thailand1,252 contributions
Hidden gem
Aug 2018 • Friends
This attraction is almost unknown, even by locals. It consist of an amazing 35.000 sqm park showing the botanical variety of Thailand, including some primary forest. Several antique teak houses host an amazing collection of Thai and Chinese antiques going as far back as the ban Chiang period.
Written August 16, 2018
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Pree K
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Newly renovated Thai traditional house
Jul 2018 • Family
Such a hidden gem. This newly renovated Thai traditional house is a must-see if you are going to Samet island. This teakwood house is very well preserved and hard to find these days. Inside, you will find beautiful old potteries and antiques that you won’t see anywhere else. The botanical garden is as stunning. This place is filled with rare plants and flowers. The landscape is well maintained, lovely for garden weddings, photo sessions, and such. Highly recommended.
Written July 14, 2018
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Arthur W
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK12 contributions
A magical place!!.....
Dec 2017 • Family
Tucked away, just of the highway near Ban Phe, this magical find is a 'must see' for all visitors to Thailand.
An old Thai house set in wonderful gardens and lake is a treasure trove of antiques and artworks from all over Asia.
Established by Sawet Piamphongsant, a prominent member of previous Thai government and restored to pristine order by his Daughter, Duangrudee over the last year, it is treasure not to be missed!
Written July 2, 2018
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Pimmyrasa
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
Enchanting garden.
Jun 2018 • Family
Entering the Sobha Botanical Gardens, we were surrounded by beautifully and naturally decorated Gardens. In the Gardens stood elegant and authentic well-preserved three ancient Thai houses. We read previous reviews of the place mentioning lack of maintenance. Surprisingly when we got there we found that the gardens and the Thai houses were limpressively beautiful and neat. We later found out that they had been renovated and reopened for visitors just a week ago.

We enjoyed strolling in the gardens, each with its own theme; Enchanting Garden, Fragrant Garden, Herb Garden and so on. Hundreds of rare plants, shrubs and trees boast their flourishing leaves and flowers. In the rainy season, the gardens are even more lush and green. Don’t miss the giant old twining climbing tree next to the Thai houses that would marvel and mystify those who catch sight of it. Thai classical music sweetly resonated throughout the gardens, a reminiscence of the serene past far from our hectic world of today.

The ancient teakwood houses are equally, if not more, impressive and magnificent. They are very well-preserved and decorated with quality antiques. Once crossing the threshold of an exquisite door into an open terrace connecting the three houses, we stepped back in time and lost ourselves in enchantment of the traditional yet exotic ambiance of the long lost past. We simply fell in love with the place.

We could tell that the owner was very attentive in making this place educational with good signage and simultaneously recreational where visitors can soak in a relaxing atmosphere and tranquility. We got this place to ourselves and had plenty of charming and lovely spots for photography.

If you are in Ban Phe Rayong, whether you are going to Samed Island or other places, I highly recommend Sobha Botanical Gardens as a sanctuary of peace and delight.
Written June 9, 2018
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Nigel L
Basingstoke, UK36 contributions
Sobha Botanical Garden
Oct 2016 • Solo
Very Old Thai House located in very overgrown gardens.

Entrance fee 50 bhat.

Entrance, 200 meters on left, just before T junction with Sukhumvit Road leaving from Ban Phe direction.

12.639906, 101.421724
Written October 2, 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Antique Thai Houses the Highlight
Oct 2015 • Friends
Sobha Botanical Gardens, near Ban Phe in Rayong Province, boasts one of the largest collections of trees, shrubs and plants in Thailand. The main problem is a lack of signage, so unless you know what you are looking at a tour of the gardens is not very educational.

For me the highlight was three traditional Thai teakwood houses, all more than 100 years old, which have been carefully preserved and renovated. The houses are fully furnished with period furniture and many tools and utensils of a long bygone era.

There is also a classical Thai sala in the gardens. A sala is a square or rectangular open sided building used for meetings, gatherings or just relaxing.

Finding Sobha Botanical Gardens can be confusing because the various signs pointing to it are confusing in themselves. The easiest way to find it is to take Highway 36 south from Rayong City. About 17 km down there is a sign pointing to the right to Ban Phe. Take this turn and 200 meters down the road, just past a large blue archway over the road which welcomes you to Ban Phe Municipality is the gardens. But you have to continue a further 500 meters down to do a U-turn and head back up. Don't blink or you will miss it because the gateway signage is small and easily missed.

Sobha Botanical Gardens is open everyday except Thursday. I suspect that the staff who run the gardens are fair weather people because if it is raining or even wet you are likely to find the gates closed and locked.ntique
Written October 9, 2015
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Olesya M
Moscow, Russia25 contributions
Misterious place
Dec 2014 • Family
Google failed to bring us there)) all traffic signs are in Thai so we possibly didn't make a turn right after the google announce that we arrived to a place. Check pictures of the road to go before getting on a bike
Written January 17, 2015
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