Q. Your place looks so calm and green, how far away are you from
A. We proudly claim to be "a world away from Bangkok but only minutes
from the BTS skytrain."
The Bangna BTS station and Sukhumvit Road (which takes you to downtown
Bangkok within 15 minutes) is only 1.5 kms away from the Bangkok Tree House.
The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport is only 20 kms away or
30 mins by taxi.
Q. I read that the 4 baht (12 cents) river ferry that crosses from
Bangkok to your side of the river only runs from 6.00 hrs to 21.00
hrs. What if I were to arrive or return to the Bangkok Tree House
after 21.00 hrs?
A. If you arrive after 21.00 hrs you can take the small "rocket boats" across directly to our pier (number 5 in this link) The rocket boats are readily
available until 23.00 hrs, so if you know that you will arrive after
23.00 hrs you should let us know of the approximate time you will
reach Bang Na pier so that we can pre-arrange for a boat to wait for
you. Rocket boats charge 30 baht per person.
Q. Can I get transfer service directly to your side of the river? I do not want to take the boat if its so late at night.
A. Yes it's a big detour by car to our side of the river but we can provide transfer service from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to our side of the river for 1,500 baht. The car drops you off at a nearby temple, then we send a staff to walk to the Bangkok Tree House with you. You can also use www.bkklimousines.com, which are considerably cheaper but we ask that you contact Ms. Ew directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What is there to do in the Green Lungs of Bangkok?
A. The very local weekend market is always a big hit, a bike ride to
the botanical park is a great way to see the area and spend some
quality time with nature. Many people even come to the Green Lungs
just to spot wild animals like river turtles, monitor lizards and
stork billed kingfishers. However, we think the highlight of the Green
Lungs of Bangkok are its natural setting and its genuine people. The
immediate area where the Bangkok Tree House sits has long stretches of
walk ways along coconut plantations that is just ideal for long walks
and intimate talks... AMAZINGLY you can do all this then take the BTS
skytrain 15 mins downtown to see the bright lights in the big city.
Q. Why does the Bangkok Tree House have open-air rooms with no walls
and beds floating in the middle of the river?
A. Why not? :)
Q. Bangkok Tree House, if you could read what books would be on your
nightstand right now?
A. - "Life is Short And So Is This Book: Brief Thoughts On Making The Most
Of Your Life" by Peter Atkins
"The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide" by Francine Jay
- "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things" by William
McDonough and Michael Braungart
Q. Bangkok Tree House, what is the meaning of life?
A. Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every
now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace
and harmony with people of all creeds and nations. (Credit to Monty Python)
Q. Bangkok Tree House, last question... did you vote for Obama?
A. I can't vote, but I hope you did.