Koh Kret is a small artificial island in Chao Phraya River which lies to the north of Bangkok in Thailand. The island has the old world charm and gives a bird’s eye view of its early settlers, evolution and culture. Koh Kret is an old village type island where Mon people stay (they were one of the first settlers). Koh Kret is good for a one day trip if you are interested in seeing how people in the yesteryears lived in Thailand. Sticking to their roots, their lives are interwoven with cultural practices which are reflected in their daily life and occupation. The traditional earthenware is found along the riverside.
Pottery is a star attraction and a major source of employment for the locals. Terracota is another cultural heritage that Koh Kret takes great pride in. For religious sightseeing, Wat Poramai Yikawat is a good option. It is a Buddhist temple with a reclining Buddha and a leaning stupa. Koh Kret has carry forwarded its culinary legacy by preparing traditional dishes that were prepared for the royal court. These recipes have been passed down to generations and till date are easily available here with the most authentic taste. And the same goes for the sweet meats too!
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