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Koh Kret Island
Country:
Thailand
City:
Nonthaburi
Duration:
1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category:
City Tours
Price Per Person

THB 2,600
 
Package Itinerary

Koh Kret Island

 

 
A short transfer north along the Chao Phraya River will take you to a car-free oasis on the edge of Bangkok, the island of Koh Kret. In 1722, during the reign of King Thaisa of Ayutthaya, the island was cut from an ox bow in the river and was previously known as  "Khlong Lat Kret Noi" which means a shortcut to Kret canal. The island has always been populated by the Mon, a people that dominated the area that is now Thailand from the 6th to 10th centuries. The Mon of Koh Kret are famous for their craftsmanship and skill at the potters wheel and still make all kinds of terracotta and earthenware products. The main village is a thriving market place where you can see the pottery making process and shop for pots, mortars, and flowerpots.We start by riding along a canal and through rice paddies that go on as far as the eye can see. At one point we'll be literally riding above the canal as ride on an elevated walkway. We head off along the banks of the Chao Phraya River passing through local communities going about their everyday life. We then head away from river life and pass into the rural surroundings where we pass through rice paddies and fruit plantations before finishing the first part of our journey back on the banks of the river at Ban Bua Thong.On Ko Kret, we see the pottery village and visit the island's Ancient Mon Pottery Center, Wat Paramai Yikawat or Wat Mon, which contains a Mon styled marble Buddha. The one road round the island is a treat to cycle on due to the absence
of cars. We finish the cycling by having a great Thai lunch overlooking the river as just rewards for exertions of the day. We then cross back over the river where to Wat Klang Kret and our transport home. This is a very easy 15-20 kilometre ride along nice flat roads and paths. The beautiful thing about riding on Koh Kret is that there are no cars allowed on the island so you have the road to yourselves. Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and SpiceRoads supplies  a mountain bike and helmet.
 
Departs : every Wednesday and Saturday
Pick up at 7 am / drop off at 4 pm in Bangkok
 
Package rate per person
Bht.3800.-per person (for 2 persons)
Bht.3100.-per person (for 3 persons)
Bht.2800.-per person (for 4-5 persons)
Bht.2600.-per person (for 6-10 persons)
 
Includes:
 
  • Bike and Helmet hire
  • All entrance fees to temples, museums, sites mentioned
  • Ferry rides
  • All water and snacks whilst riding
  • Lunch
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Accident Insurance
Excludes:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guides
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary