Ko Kred, a man-made island on Chao Phraya River, is located 20 km off Bangkok in Nonthaburi province. A visit there would enable you to catch a glimpse of traditional rural life in Thailand. Mon people have been living on the island for generations and pottery is their only meaning to earn a livelihood. Their way of life hasn't changed for centuries.
About 300 years ago, a channel was cut through a sharp bend in the Chao
Phraya River. The motive was to shorten the trip up and down river from
Ayuthaya. The result was the island of Ko Kred.
Making and selling of earthenware pots is the main tourist attraction
of Ko Kred. The island has earned a name for itself by producing quality
earthenware pots in a variety of styles. The potters in the island are
accustomed to the art of pot-making. A number of kilns and shops are
located in the island. However, most of these are on the northeast
corner of the island. And ferry on the island is also located in the
Making of Thai Sweets
While journey to Ko Kred, you can visit a Thai village along Khanomwan
canal. Here you could see the locals making traditional Thai sweets
before moving on to Koh Kred.
Dining and Touring
You can satisfy you hunger with Thai-style luncheon at a local
restaurant in Ko Kred. Thereafter you can visit the Mon village. Temples
there have been the community's centers for social life for long. In the
local workshops, you can observe the masters of handmade pottery in
action. You can purchase pottery which would be a nice souvenir.
How to Reach
You have to go to Nonthaburi province by a vehicle and thereafter take
a boat ride to the island. Return journey would be vice versa.