A friend, Ton, was in Pattaya to celebrate his birthday, and as a gift I took him to Nong Nooch to see the Garden and Culture Show. We arrived about 10AM but Iâ€™d forgot about it being a Saturday and the place was well packed. â€“ buses of tourist already there. We went and got some drinks and at 10:30 went to the 10:45 Culture show, by that time the bleachers were filled and only a place high and in the back was available. Oh well â€“ next time down front. Iâ€™m very glad I always carry the 200 mm lens on the camera â€“ regular cameraâ€™s would take such tiny photos you would have difficulty seeing what was going on. I did have to shoot about ISO 5000+ so there is a lot of grain in the shots but I think you can still see with decent clarity what the show was like â€“ great show.
After this culture segment we then had to go to the elephant circus area â€“ but being the last to leave the stage area we were also the last to get seating at the elephant show â€“ way in the back again â€“ not any decent views for photos, so I didnâ€™t take any â€“ oh well – next time. Now I know how to get around now. Enjoy the show!