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Koh Kret is a small artificial island in the Chao Phraya River which lies in the province of Nonthaburi, 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). It is good for a one-day trip if you want to see how people in the yesteryears lived in Thailand.
Sticking to their roots, their lives are interwoven with cultural practices reflected in their daily life and occupation. Pottery is a star attraction and a major source of employment for the locals. Terracotta 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 sweetmeats too!
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