Ko Kret located in Pak Kret district, Nonthaburi province, northwest of Bangkok.
Ko Kret is a small islet beside the Chao Phraya River. You can ride a boat from Bangkok or just across The Chao Phraya River from Pak Kret district.
Ko Kret actually it is mostly the communities of Thailand’s Mon people, immigrated from their homeland in Burma (Myanmar), have been living there for few centuries now, still preserving their lifestyle as good as before.
When you get in Ko Kret, you can make a leisurely walk along the elevated walkway which rings the islet, wander through the villages to see lifestyle of locals, many locals set there home as a shop present their culture, local product, little nice restaurants with local Mon food, food stall, souvenir shops.... etc There're many ceramic houses, Mon-style pottery, handicraft houses, and a village in one canal where they demonstrate how to make thai sweet desert etc
I think this is a great place to get away for a day from busy Bangkok, spend a day exploring by foot or even ride a bike around.
Another major attraction of Ko Kret is its ancient temples of the Ayutthaya period, I found they are very beautiful and in a quiet atmosphere.
For more information please visit my Pak kret page at link below, many more detail and photos from my visits.
Take the expressboat and go north to the final destination (Nanthaburi). This trip costs about 10 Baht (0,5 US$) and takes about an hour. Here you have beautiful views on temples, buildings and ships.
In Nanthaburi there will be very little white people. So be prepared to speak with hand and feet.
From here take bus nr. 32 to Pak Kret. You need the number because all the writing on the bus is in Thai. Unless you speak Thai you will have a problem.
It took another 30 minutes to get to Pak Kret. Having arrived there, you walk straight to the river, through a temple and to a little peer (10 min walk).
For as much as 1 baht!!! you can cross the river by boat and finally you are on Ko Kret, a beautiful island (look at my travelogue) which is officially still in Bangkok.
Little Wats, banana plants, surprised looking Thai people, dogs, palm trees, it's just nice to be away from busy Bangkok. You can also observe farmers working.