A short day in Koh Kret.
Koh kret is one of famous destination for Bangkokian. It is located in Nonthaburi Province which is next city of Bangkok. Whenever I have a free time, I like to spend my day in Koh Kret.
How to get in
The Bus no. 32, 51, 52, 104, 505 , final at Parket Market.
*** Sanam Luang *** Bus No.32 Wat Pho - Parket Market.
*** Victory Monument*** Bus No. 166 taking the highway to Parket Market
Then, walk 5-min to Wat Sanam Nua
The Ferry boat is right behind the temple. The fare is about 2-baht.
Take the ferry from Wat Sanam Nua to Wat Poramaiyikawat Pier
A short Brief history of Koh Kret.
The 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. As the canal was widened several times, the section cut off eventually became a separate island. The island continues to serve as a refuge to the Mon tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries and have retained a distinct identity in their version of Buddhism and, particularly at Ko Kret, their pottery.
The Boat fare around the island
Adult 70 Bath / Child 40 Baht
Wat Poramaiyikawat´s main sermon hall. (Ubosoth)
Wat Poramaiyikawat, this old monastery is constructed in Mon (Burmese) style and is a focal point of Thailand's small Mon community: both the scriptures and the daily prayers here are in Mon. The ubosoth is decorated in Italian marble brought in by King Rama V, and a wooden pagoda near the pier houses the remains of one of the abbots. The white, Burmese-style stupa, modeled on Phra Tat Chedi Mutao in Hongsawadi, Myanmar, is said to contain the Buddha's relics.
The King RAMA V's statue.
There are a lot of food Shop panel.
Wat Poramaiyikawat Museum
open M-F 09:00-16:00. Next to the temple, this small museum displays various interesting items such as votive tablets, crystal ware, porcelain including ‘hem’, a master piece of art made by Colonel Chatwat Ngamniyom. Some say that Hem must be created by Mon who had an inspiration from the coffin of the Lord Buddha. Dried remains will be put in the normal hem coffin but the hem of monks is different with a tiny window where the body can be seen from outside.
He is making the pottery clay. It is very interesting.
Afterthat,I walk to the Wat Saothongthong temple.
The small alley is full of food shop panel. Here is the OTOP Village Champion.
I´m so hungry now.
The amulet´s shop.
I love this sweet shop.
They make a small sweet dessert.
I intend to make a merit to let the frog free. It is a good luck of Thai buddhism way.
It is time to let them go.
Wat Sao Tong Thong
This long-dated temple used to be called ‘Wat Suan Mak’ is the site of Amphoe Pak Kret’s first primary school. Behind the chapel, the tallest pagoda of Pak Kret was constructed in the Ayutthaya style. Inside the chapel, the gorgeous ceiling paintings finely decorate the edifice. Another name of the temple in Mon is ‘Pia Arlart’.
The main sermon hall. (Ubosoth)
It is the rental bike shop.
Then,I walk back to Patum Dinphaw´s pottery house.
They have many certificate reward.
Take a look at the demonstration of how to make a pottery
The ancient oven.
Now,I walk back to the pier to take a boat tour.
I´m ready on board.
I´m ready to go.
The atmosphere is totally great.
I like watching the view.
The 1st stop is visiting ¨Handmade Batik¨ house.
The map of Koh Kret Island.
The 2nd stop.
Wat Sang Siritham
Built in 1784. The Ubosoth enshrined ¨Luang Pho To¨ which is Buddha´s defeat demon gesture.
The 3rd stop is House of dessert.
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