- Every Wednesday and Saturday.
In 1722, during the reign of King Thaisa of Ayutthaya, the Koh Kret island was cut from an ox bow in the river and was previously known as "Khlong Lat Kret Noi" which means a shortcut to Kret canal. The Mon of Koh Kret is famous for their craftsmanship and skill at the potters wheel and still makes all kinds of terracotta and earthenware products. The main village is a thriving market place where you can see the pottery making process and shop for pots, mortars, and flowerpots. Riding alongside the Chao Phraya River, passing numerous small villages, we see temples, fruit and flower plantations, local villages and very friendly Thai people. We then head away from river life and pass into the rural surroundings where we ride among rice paddies and fruit plantations before finishing the first part of our journey back on the banks of the river at Ban Bua Thong.
On Ko Kret, we see the pottery village and visit the island's Ancient Mon Pottery Centre, Wat Paramai Yikawat or Wat Mon, which contains a Mon styled marble Buddha. The beautiful thing about riding on Koh Kret is that there are no cars allowed on the island so you have the road to yourselves. The ride ends at great riverside restaurant where you can relax before crossing the river to Wat Klang Kret and the short bus ride back to Bangkok. Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and we supply a trek mountain bike and helmet. The trip is supported for most of the ride by our air conditioned minibus, fully equipped with a two-way radio and Thule bike rack.
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