Koh Kret

Is a district in Nonthaburi. The small island dates only to 1722, when a canal was constructed as a shortcut to bypass a bend in the Om Kret branch of the Chao Phraya River. The island continues to serve as a refuge to the Mon tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries. The best way to reach there is by boat from Central pier (BTS Saphan Taksin). You can also go by Bus and taxi. Ko Kret is renowned above all as a centre for Kwan aman, a style of Mon pottery, which is unglazed terracotta carved with intricate patterns.

Koh Kret
Koh Kret

NONTHABURI

Is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Nonthaburi was declared a city in the middle of 16th Century, which was previously a village named Talat Khwan. Located directly northwest on the Chao Phraya river. During the reign of King Prasat Thong, a canal was dug to create a shortcut of the flow of the Chao Phraya. The river changed its flow into the new canal, which is still the riverbed today.

Nonthaburi is known for its sightseeing. The major places are Wat Khemaphirataram Rajaworawiharn, Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawih, The Museum of Anthropology, Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park, The Prathom-Nonthaburi Palace, Wat Saeng Siritham Floating Market and many more.