Nong Nooch hosts international palm conference

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More than 1,100 species of palm trees were on display as Nong Nooch Tropical Garden hosted the International Palm Society show.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Nong Nooch Director Kampol Tansajja welcomed more than 200 palm experts from around the world to the Sept. 11-18 exhibition at the Najomtien park.

Kampol, who had a hand in traveling around the globe to collect the palms, said the garden had put out a collection of diverse and rare species, including the Jao Muang Trang, Jao Muang Klang palm, Rahulan, seaside coconut, Seychelles twin palms, as well as the heralded carpoxylon or “palm valentine.”

The IPS world meeting of 350 member countries is held every two years. Thailand joined the association in 1998.

In addition to the Pattaya exhibition, Nong Nooch arranged field trips to Khao Yai National Park and Thaplan National Park.

Nong Nooch Director Kampol Tansajja welcomes more than 200 palm experts from around the world to the exhibition. Nong Nooch Director Kampol Tansajja welcomes more than 200 palm experts from around the world to the exhibition.