One of the features along walkway in Ko Kret is Kwan A Man or a Mon cultural centre, featuring traditional Mon style pottery. The art of making pottery of the Mon people believe was in the Thon Buri period. Inside they demonstrate the pottery process and other interest cultural things. The place is a nice wooden house. The area nearby along the...more
Another beautiful temple in Ko Kret, Wat Phai Lom. Mon people call this temple as “Phia To.” The temple was built in the late Ayutthaya period. The feature of the temple is a beautiful chapel show wood flower patterns. There are 2 small white pagodas in front of the building, golden pagoda behind, and a nice courtyard around. Front of the temple,...more
The museum located right next to Wat Poramai Yakawat, showcasing the temple's treasury. There is a lot of artifacts and other interesting things exhibit inside as for me would spend whole day in there to get enough, very interesting for me !. There‘s also earthen Buddha image, glassware, porcelain, which I saw a lot in there and the “Hem”. The Hem...more
There's some beautiful temples on the islet and Wat Poramai Yikawat or another name Wat Pak Ao is the main temple of the islet. You will notice this temple easily since your ferry landing. In the area, there are many interesting things to see. Since I walked in, the locals asked for donation for the temple. I got in the convocation hall, its very...more
The temple situated another side of Ko Kret, beside the river. Front of the temple area is floating market, where open only on weekend or public holidays. The chapel look old and probably was on restoring. There are some old pagodas surrounding. My visit to the temple just in the Ko Kret package boat tour and this temple was the last stop. I...more
This is a canal locals call Khlong Khanom Wan (Khlong=Canal, Khanom=dessert, Wan=Sweet) where most of the locals have homes that specialize in making Thai sweets dessert. Some set their homes beside the canal as shop sell their product and also some demonstrate how to cook for tourists. There are some other canals nearby also made a lot Thai...more
There are 2 major pottery villages, one on the east coast near Wat Poramai Yikawat and another one line on the north to the west. Anyway you can see some pottery workshops along walkway in the islet, some place only sell but some welcomes to walk in and browse or even demonstrate the processing, also you may see kilns while you are walking around....more
Wat Chim Phli, The temple locate another side of Ko Kret, about 1 km from ferry landing pier. The Chapel at the temple is very beautiful, upper part of the chapel has woodcarving depicting an angel riding a chariot surrounded by floral patterns. The building base is in the shape of a junk’s hull and the doorway has a pyramid shape. As the temple...more
Since I was first walk in Wat Poramai Yikawat temple, I saw first several white marble pagodas around, carved in the Mon style. I could see them easily coz they were really white in a sunny day. It is a Mon characteristic, Mon-style pagoda which is a replica of Phra That Chedi Mutao in Hongsawadi that is revered by all Mon people and houses the...more
Wat Sao Thong Thong is located next to Wat Pai Lom. This temple looks to me a lot older than Wat Phai Lom. The temple formerly called Wat Suan Mak and Mon people call “Phia A Lat.” .There is a highest pagoda in Pak Kret in this temple behind the chapel. The chapel has beautiful gold-colored ceiling murals. The main Buddha image is a plaster image...more
Since you get in Ko Kret, after you walk pass Wat Poramai Yikawat Temple, along walkway, there is a lot food stalls and at the end near the white pagoda is the open area to sit. They sell many kind of Thai food, good view of the river but i recommend to keep walking if u just get in the islet, There's a lot better real Mon Food along the further in...more
Khao Chae is a famous Mon Food which I think you shouldn’t miss to try when you visit Ko Kret. There are many local shops (family-run shop) and some shop the area just right beside the river. The restaurant I visited name Lung Dang Khao Chae which beside the walkway in the area close to Mon Cultural Center but they have the open area back of the...more
Enjoy with friends / drink beer / chat / live music in good atmosphere country style, decore like western cowboy style. Inside enjoy live music, around or outside it's open air, sit under the sky and enjoy chat with friends.. really nice decore.. So many delicious dishes.. Thai, Chinese, European! and hmmm ..let's drink beer.. :)more
There is a boat tour at the pier front of Wat Poramai Yikawat Temple. ( the same pier you ride ferry from Pak Kret). The price is 40 B for person, The boat look like in the pic, will take 2 hour. about 70 passenger in the boat. There's a guide explain the area but speak only in Thai language. The boat will stop at some shops at the canals of Thai...more
To me the best way to enjoy Ko Kret is walking. You can make a leisurely walk along the elevated walkway which rings the islet, wander through the villages to see lifestyle of locals and Mon people. Many family-run shops along walkway. By foot, you can enjoy things better than other mode traveling but !!! The distance of walkway rings around the...more
From Pak Kret the land to Ko Kret islet, you must ride a boat across the river which take only few minute. ( fare = 2 B ) Actually you can get to Ko Kret islet by buying a package tour from Central Bkk but will be a lot cheaper my way but a bit adventure, not too difficult....interesting ? Fisrt, you just take bus no 166 as the tip above to Pak...more
Along walkway in Ko Kret islet around 2 km, there are plenty of stalls / shops along. There are many kind of goods, food, souvenir or even things for daily use. The feature is local product such as pottery Mon style, traditional cookware, home-made cosmetics and perfumes made by the Mon community, local food, other kind of local souvenir... etcmore
As we know Ko Kret is only lively with a lot visitors on weekend. On weekend children do not go to school so I saw a lot of them at pier and on the boat. Everytime I am on ferry, always there's some around the ferry. They really have skill to move around the ferry very fast. Actually they are on the ferry to work, they help when the ferry get close...more
In many temples where the area close to riverside or canal, the area around in the water always home of plenty of fish. A lot visitors buy the food there to feed the fish. They said the money is for the temple, kind of donation. In the first pic is kind of food they sell to feed the fish (10 B. each pack) and the 2nd pic is fish in the water..more
As we know Ko Kret feature is also about land of Pottery, Ceramic. There's a lot pottery villages and well know in a style of Mon but in these day they creat a new style and make it more various use. I will put some pics style of pottery and ceramic at travelogue but in the pic I post here is they use for glass of juice, drink. Look ! I saw the...more
In front of Wat Sang Siri Tham, the temple, it ‘s the area of floating market. If you have visited Damnoen Saduak, the famous floating market before, this floating market is completely different. The local calls here as a floating market but to me it looks like a floating restaurant, didn’t sell much fresh food as the market in my thought. The place just floats on the water in front of the temple, very popular at lunch time coz it provide great view of the river. I saw a lot visitors enjoy feed fish the food as the water area all around is plenty of fish.
My favorite things in Pak Kret apart from suburban lifestyle, across the river to Ko Kret like a new world. The lifestyle of local which preserving all their own culture is the special attraction which hard to find anywhere else near a big city as Bangkok. All mode traveling around Ko Kret are special, walk, cycling, boat tour.
Fondest memory: Wander around in Ko Kret, it brought back my childhood memory as the atmosphere of the place really similar to where I lived when I was a child, calm and natural. The nice old wooden houses along walkway and along the canals are the most impress me, simple but look valuable. This kind of place make me feel like never get enough to visit again and again.