A CYCLING DAY AT TERRACOTTA ISLAND, KO KRET
Koh Kret is an island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River to the north of Bangkok. It is a settled by descendants of the Mon people. Nowadays, Ko Kret is known for its rural atmosphere and its busy weekend market. We would like to show you something a little different and take you to explore the other parts of the island. Here, you will get to know the local way of life.
- Explore the Nonthaburi province
- Bicycle tour of Ko Kret Island: This island is a “car free island”
- Learn from a local artist with a pottery workshop: take home your creation as a souvenir!
- Local snack tasting
- Visit Mon Temple
In the morning, your guide will collect you from your hotel by a private van and drive you to the Nonthaburi province (approximately 1-hour). Then you will take a local ferry across to Ko Kret Island.
Once you are on the island you will begin your bicycle tour. On this ride you will get to explore the local village, learn about the local culture, taste some local food and also soak in the scenery.
On this tour the first stop will be the Mon Temple. This Buddhist temple, has an impressive Mon-style marble Buddha statue. You can also explore the local museum which holds religious objects and also local pottery. You will also get to see a 200-year-old leaning stupa.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Then you will also participate in a pottery workshop run by local artist. Here, you will not only get to watch a remarkable local potter carving intricate designs you will also get to do your own handicraft. Take your creation home as a souvenir.
During this bicycle tour we will also stop at local communities where you will be able to taste local snacks by the river.
Afterwards, you will be driven by private vehicle back to your hotel.
This program is supporting Ko Kret community to create awareness of the community for travel. The community has the cultures potential with the local wisdom of pottery to attract travelers rather than the famous weekend market.
Prices: Private Tour
Round-trip private vehicle from the hotel in Bangkok (City Center)
English Speaking Guide
Drinking water and snack
Lunch at local restaurant
Entrance fee and activity as mentioned
Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary