7 hours in total
Offered in English
Meet up at BTS station
What To Expect
Bangkok's urban décor is oftentimes overwhelming for visitors. The traffic, the herds of people, the sheer noise of the capital: it can certainly be intimidating. That being said, Ko Kret is one place you can venture to and truly feel as though you have left the city entirely.
Ko Kret provides you with an exciting getaway from the capital. The island gives you a glimpse into what local life is like in a rural setting, and one of the top things to do is simply observe how it is the people here live. The island is known for the large settlement of Mon people who live here, who have become famously known for their pottery skills. Buddhist temples, abandoned pieces of pottery, a lively weekend market: these are just a handful of things you can expect to see on the island of Ko Kret.
Ko Kret is an artificial island located about 20 kilometers north of Bangkok. It is filled with unique finds, which visitors can explore on foot or they can rent a bicycle or boat. The island is frequented mostly by locals, and you will be hard-pressed to find other tourists on the island. Most of the inhabitants of the island come from Mon descent, a civilization that originated from lower Myanmar. Many left the country in 1757 to head to Thailand after they were facing turmoil in their region. Visitors have the option of stopping by the Mon Cultural Center or a free museum on the island to learn more about Mon culture.
The island is teeming with temples, and one of the most noteworthy of them all is Wat Poramaiyikawat Worawihan. The temple is most notably seen on the boat ride in, sitting on the banks of the murky river. It's most striking feature is the Slant Chedi, otherwise known as Phra Chedi Mu-Tao. It's like the island's own Leaning Tower of Pisa, but Thai style, of course. Visitors will be able to walk around the temple grounds and visit a free museum if they choose to do so. Other amazing temples include Wat Sala Kun, Wat Chim Plee Sutthawat, and more.
- Meet your local insider at the BTS Skytrain Station to take the boat to Nonthaburi Pier
- Arrive at the pier and take a small, local taxi boat to the island of Ko Kret
- Explore the artificial island with your guide on foot, by bicycle, or by boat
- Stop to shop at the market and snack on delicious Thai food while browsing
- Visit the temples, the Mon Cultural Center, and more along the 6-kilometer path
- End the trip after exploring the island with your local insider by taking the boat back to Bangkok
- The island of Ko Kret can be very hot, and many of the walkways and roads are not shaded at all. Wear sunscreen, light clothing, and good walking shoes.
- Bring enough money to shop and eat, as there are so many delicious foods stands to snack on
- Chao Phraya River Express Boat: ฿15 per person
- Taxi boat: Around ฿300 split between the group
- Food: About ฿100 per person; depends on how hungry you are!
Plan your trip
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How do I book on Inspitrip?
- Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
- Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.