A Bike Ride around a Pottery Island of Koh Kret (Only Saturday & Sunday)
Nonthaburi(Tour starts from Bangkok)
Cycle around, Koh Kred, a small island in the Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi. Explore local communities and learn to mold and sculpt your clay pot.
Why this trip?
The island, itself, is a little hard to access. You either have to do a few transits or take a long boat ride from downtown to the island. Let me take you there and just sit back and enjoy the vibe.
How local is it?
The island was a refuge shelter for the Mon tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries and have retained a distinct identity in their version of Buddhism and, particularly at Koh Kred, and their local pottery.
What makes it unique?
The island dates to 1722, when a canal was constructed as a shortcut to bypass a bend in the Om Kret branch of the Chao Phraya river. As the canal was widened several times, the section cut off eventually became a separate island.
Meet up at BTS Station (Bang Wa)
Head over to our destination (about 30-45mins depend on traffic), then take a short boat ride to Koh Kred (5mins). Stop by at the local Koh Kred temple to pay respects and sightsee the surrounding.
Take a sightseeing bike tour or a local boat trip around the island. I'll leave that up to your preference ;)
Lunch by the riverside at one of my recommended local food houses in the island
- Bang Wa