Thailand Travel Forum
DiscoveryThailand.com
Travel Guide
Thailand Destinations
Beaches & Islands
History & Culture
Nightlife
Sport & Activities
Spas & Well-being
Medical Tourism
Business Travel
Diving & Snorkelling
Educational Tourism
For kids!
More...
Travel Tips
Best Time to Visit
Dos and Don'ts in Thailand
General Info
Public Holidays
Visa Issues
When and Where to Travel
More...
Travel Directory
Thailand Hotels
Thailand Car Rental
Art & Culture
Restaurants & Bars
Entertainment & Nightlife
Spas & Beauty
Sports & Activities
Transport
Business
Hospitals & Clinics
Embassies & Consulates
Useful contact details
Educational Tourism
More...
Top 5 Destinations
 Bangkok
 Phuket
 Koh Samui
 Pattaya
 Chiang Mai

Newsletter



December 2017
New Year Festival in Pattaya                                          Khon Kaen Countdown                                          14th Chiang Rai Flower Festival and Music in the Park                                          Counting stars at Sakon Nakhon Christmas parade 2017                                          The Glorious of Ayutthaya Fair 2017                                          Ayutthaya Marathon 2017                                          Enjoy seafood and Jazz at Samui Coco Fest 2017                                          Suanluang Rama IX Flower Festival 2017                                         

Travel Guide > Central > Bangkok > History and Culture > Thai Traditional Ways of Life in Bangkok

Koh Kret in Bangkok


Koh Kret
Bangkok

Although officially located in Nonthaburi Province, Koh Kret is reasonably accessible from Bangkok. An island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River, Koh Kret was founded in the Thonburi era and is home to ethnic Mons whose ancestors set up 'Kwarn Ar-marn' (pottery village) on the Island after their capital was attacked by the Burmese. The island is famous for blood-red, Mon-style pottery called 'Hai' which is still made on the island today. The islanders' produce is regarded as the most beautiful of all unglazed pottery available and is, of course, hand made. Visitors can attend demonstrations of craftsmen's skills at the island's earthenware museum. The island is also famed for its Thai desserts ('Khanom') and houses a number of Mon style temples.

Although Koh Kret could very easily have become a 'traditional way of life' theme park, tourism to the island is limited and a result of the pottery made there - not the other way around. If visitors stopped going to Koh Kret, the pottery would continue. As such, Koh Kret is probably Bangkok's best example of a traditional way of life.

Details: Koh Kret's museum is located near Wat Poramai-yikawat and has a number of interesting collections, including a ground floor exhibition of pottery made by the islanders. Photos are permitted in the museum. A tourist boat runs around the island at the weekend.

How to Get There: Probably the quickest way to get to Koh Kret is by Express Boat which goes directly to the island on Saturdays and Sundays. Getting there by car or taxi could prove a little tricky. Most people park their cars at Sanam Nua pier and take the ferry (10 Baht). You might pay 200 Baht for the round taxi trip on top of 50-60 Baht expressway fees.

The following buses will get you there (to Pakret and then ferry to Island):

Bus number: 32
Air-conditioned bus: 6, 32












Top Restaurants in Bangkok

Coffee World
Rate:
Address: GFA Corporation ( Thailand ) Limited,  431 between Soi Pradu 13 - 15,  Bangkholaem,  Jaroenkrung 107 Road,  Bangkok  10120
Tel: (02) 688-7360  Fax: (02)688-7362

Bukhara's Indian Restaurant
Rate:
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 1 - Soi 20  Shop no 121 next to soi 7  Sukhumvit Rd (Opp First Pacific Place)  Bangkok
Tel: 0-2253-6265,0-2253-7957

Maykaidee Vegetarian
Rate:
Address: 117/1 Tanao Road  Banglampoo  Near Khao San Road  Bangkok
Tel: 0-2932-86731

More restaurants in Bangkok
 
  Top Hotels in Bangkok

Tonson Residence
Book
Tonson Residence
Baan Petch Apartment
Book
Baan Petch Apartment
Baan Manusarn
Book
Baan Manusarn
More hotels in Bangkok






Best Hotel Rates From Our Partner

Partner Sites:
Thailand Destinations:
Central: Ayutthaya | Bangkok | Hua Hin | Kanchanaburi | Phetchaburi | Prachuap Khiri Khan |
North: Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Mae Hong Son | Nan | Sukhothai |
Northeast: Buriram | Chaiyaphum | Khon Kaen | Loei | Nakhon Ratchasima | Nong Khai |
East: Chonburi | Pattaya | Rayong | Trat | Koh Chang |
South: Koh Samui | Krabi | Phang-Nga | Phuket | Ranong | Songkhla | Surat Thani | Trang | Phi Phi Islands |
Thailand Forum | Advertising | Add Directory Listing | Manage Listing | About Us | Contact Us | Links | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
© 2004 - 2017 Clicksee Network Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. | Copyright | Web Hosting by VhostWeb | Web Design by ClickseeDesign