Cycling Terracotta Island

Summary

Cycle around Koh Kret, an island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok.

Leave Bangkok and travel to the northern province of Nonthaburi where you will board a local ferry to cross over to Koh Kret Island. This is a famous settlement of the Thais who are descendants of the Mon people.

You will explore the local way of life by bike, visiting the Mon temple, pottery workshop of a local artisan and being guided around the car-free island on a 45 minute exploration.

During your cycle ride you will stop at 2 different communities and taste local snacks by the river.

This experience supports the Koh Kret community

Highlights of the Trip

  • Mon Temple, the landmark of an island:

The Buddhist temple has a Mon-style marble Buddha statue and a museum with religious objects and exhibits on local pottery. The most famous landmark is undoubtedly the 200-year-old leaning stupa that juts out from the island’s northeastern corner.

  • Pottery Workshop House with local artisan

You will see many kilns as you walk around, you will not only watch the remarkable potter at work, carving the intricate designs but also do your own handicraft and bring it back as the souvenir.

  • Biking on the greenery car-free island experience

It takes around 45 minutes to make a full circuit of the island by bicycles. You will reach a beautiful oasis on the edge of Bangkok with the singularity that it is completely car-free. This beautiful place is the island of Koh Kret.

  • Local snack tasting

During bicycle riding, stop at the Muslim community and Mon community on the island. You will try 2 different kinds of local snack by the river.

What's Included

  • Round trip private vehicle from Bangkok hotel / city centre
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Local transportation and entrance fees
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