These days it is hard to find a green patch of land in cities like Bangkok. Which is why it is good to see corporations like PTT, a Thai state-owned oil and gas company, with a “Green Roadmap”. Their first “forest in the city” plot is in an urban area of Prawet district in Eastern Bangkok. The objectives of this 4.74 acre plot are to increase green spaces for city dwellers and to promote afforestation as the green symbol for Bangkokians. People can go and observe the forest from a skywalk and from the top of a 23 meter high observation tower. This way they don’t disturb the 250 native plant species in the forest below. “The Metro – Forest Project” (โครงการป่าในกรุง ปตท.) is open ever day, except Mondays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Map showing location of Forest in the Park (โครงการป่าในกรุง ปตท.) in Bangkok:
GPS Coordinates: 13.691888, 100.702717