Koh Kred Explorer

December 3, 2012 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Authentic Experiences, News, Thailand

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You’ll journey to Wat Sanam Nua, Pakkret, and across the Chao Phraya by ferry, to Koh Kret, a small island in the river.

The island is actually man-made – 300 years ago a channel was cut through a sharp bend in the Chao Phraya River to shorten the trip up and down river from Ayuthaya, and the island is a result.

Koh Kret’s inhabitants are mainly Mon (originally tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries) and have retained a distinct identity in their flavor of Buddhism and their pottery.

You and your guide will explore the island by bicycle (if you prefer walking, no problem!) – with visits to temples, kilns and pottery shops and a short drink stop along the way. The island is also well known for various special Thai desserts. On weekends there is a busy market near the pier, which is mainly visited by Thai tourists.

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You’ll enjoy a fresh Thai lunch at a local restaurant, before embarking on a small boat trip around the island with a stop at the Masjid Mosque and a chance to take photos of an old Dakota airplane which somehow ended up on Koh Kret!

The rural landscape makes for a very rustic and authentic experience!

For more information and bookings please contact sales.thailand@khiri.com.