Narathiwat, one of the three restive southernmost provinces, may frighten some visitors away because of violence by insurgents and attacks on villagers, teachers, state officials and even Buddhist monks.
Mr Kitti with his collection of cacti, which covers about one rai of land. His nursery is the largest cactus garden in the South and the province is promoting the garden as Narathiwat’s new eco-tourism magnet.
But for Valentinepanmai nursery, set up 26 years ago by a plant lover with an engineering educational background, business is flourishing.
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