Koh Kred

Koh Kred, Bangkok: Address, Koh Kred Reviews: 4/5

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simon
London, UK60 contributions
Feels a million miles away from Bangkok
Nov 2019
Good day out with a group of colleagues to Koh Kred. While the market on the island is busy, it’s mainly locals, so feels like a more authentic “Thai” experience. Plenty of handicrafts to choose from as gifts. Also an excellent coffee shop by one of the ferries over (in an old wooden rice mill).
Written November 17, 2019
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia1,575 contributions
Good escape from the hustle and bustle
Oct 2019 • Couples
Whilst Koh Kred is of interest in itself with plenty of handicrafts, farming areas, wats and friendly people to explore via elevated concrete walkways (particularly on weekends, quiet and peaceful during the week), part of the fun is actually getting there.

We caught the Metro to Sanam Chai, the Orange river express boat to Nonthaburi, looked for but could not find the scheduled longboat service (private tours easily arranged at exorbitant prices though) and taxi to the ferry crossing in downtown Pak Kret.

Found out later ( and returned this way) by another ferry crossing at the downstream end of the man made canal that avoids the crowded parts of Pak Kret.

Ferry was B2 each way and became a little crowded as a school excursion group arrived shortly after us.

We chose to wander the elevated walkway to the southern side of the island where a small restaurant with simple Thai fare overlooks the main river, where we had lunch. The owner here is an engaging fellow who looked after us well, who also has sufficient command of English to get by.

Fascinating place _ a pleasure to walk around traffic free, and the people all so friendly.

On transfer back to the “mainland” we took a taxi to the Metro station at Nonthaburi Civic centre and headed back to Sukhumvit. Lots of fun.
Written October 22, 2019
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Junjira Auiphat
Ban Thung Yai, Thailand5 contributions
Koh Kred
Apr 2018 • Friends
Koh Kret is located in Nonthaburi province, adjacent to the Chao Phraya River. Is a Mon community.The daytime atmosphere is quite hot, but it's a lot of fun, like going back in time to the traditional times. Is a source of antique and pottery sources.There are a lot of ancient food to eat, such as hand-roasted coffee, Khao Chae Lung Dang etc.
Written March 21, 2019
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,816 contributions
Not as attractive as before, but still enjoyable!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Koh Kret is no longer the quaint, quiet place of the past. The northern (commercial) tip of the island is a congested jam of shops, vendors, restaurants and coffee shops... especially crowded on weekends. Visitors can still get a taste of the quiet island life by walking the circuit of the island (about 6 kilometers total). Entry onto the island from the southern point (via Wat Klang Kret rather than the more common crossing at the north end from Wat Sanam Nuea) drops visitors to the more rural and quiet part of the island. Although it gives a sense of laid-back Thai rural life, it is also a bit depressing as many of the homes and backyards are strewn with garbage and trash. Most of the old potteries have now been abandoned. The shops at the north end of the island now sell mostly mass produced trinkets. There are still some of the old drink vendors, but not like the creative innovative style of years past. There are some very pleasant restaurants along the river and one famous underground craft beer pub( that I will let visitors find on their own).
Written January 28, 2019
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bamorehouse
Melbourne, Australia316 contributions
A good place to wander
Oct 2018 • Couples
Been told to go here to check out all the pottery done on this island in the river. We got here on a weekday so it was very quiet and fairly early, but there will be plenty of stuff to buy from tourist nic nacs to the better stuff. Food of course.
The place is also nice to do the whole circuit away from the stalls, get to see some of the life on the island, it's a bit of an oasis on the other side so I suggest you give it a go.
Plus you get to take the regular ferry boats over there and the river is always a good way to get about in Bangkok.
So it's a nice diversion from all the temples and hustle and bustle.
Written November 18, 2018
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Gilbert L
Sunshine Coast, Australia314 contributions
Loved it
Apr 2018 • Couples
Had been wanting to get here over our previous three trips to BKK, and finally made it and wasn't disappointed. It was an adventure just getting here (from the Sukhumvit area - BTS to Siam > change to Siam line and get off at Saphan Taksin . Chao Phraya express boat to Nonthaburi, and then a 20-30 minute Tuk Tuk ride to the ferry that takes you across to the island). Took us a couple of hours to get here but really worth it.
We decided not to try and get right around the island because it was wet weather, but were more than happy to browse the many stalls and food outlets, that were predominantly undercover. The pottery which was actually made on the island was lovely, and some of it was very ornate. Plenty of places to stop and have a drink or something to eat. We lucked out, and found a café that had a private balcony directly overlooking the river, where we were able to sit and drink ice cold beers and partake of freshly shucked oysters from another food outlet ordered and delivered to us ( a bit decadent, but very enjoyable). Found all the people on the island to be really friendly, and happy to answer any questions to assist. The prices of goods were excellent, and even much better than places like the Chatuchak markets - all with no hard sell or vendor hassling. Overall this was one of the highlights of our Pattaya and Bangkok trip, and would thoroughly recommend getting out of the city for a day trip. p.s. Would have liked to have gotten to see the micro-brewery that was there, but unfortunately didn't get there this time. Will look forward to seeing it on the next trip, and also seeing more of the island (depending on the weather).
Written June 26, 2018
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Vadivelu T
Chennai (Madras), India78 contributions
Nice place to relax and to shop some handicrafts
May 2018 • Family
This place is far from the city and we took a taxi which cost appx 350 bhat.
There is shuttle boat to reach the island, but we found it very hard to locate the pier where you can get the boat. It cost you just 2 Bhat per person to cross the river.
We were there during the week. Most of the shops are closed. Still we did some shopping and priced very very reasonable.
There are some temples to visit.
Something different to explore when you are in Bangkok.
Certainly I will visit next time during the weekend.
Written May 28, 2018
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Sakda S
Bangkok, Thailand101 contributions
Nice island
Jan 2018 • Solo
Nice island to walk around. You will need more time than you think. Prepared to spend at least 2 to 3 hours in the island.
Written April 14, 2018
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Armand Dirks
Kathmandu, Nepal119 contributions
Something completely different
Jan 2018 • Couples
I have been now in Koh Kred two times, one time in the weekend and one time on a weekly day. The weekday was very quiet and great to escape busy BKK, the weekend was very crowded, very touristic. You can walk, cycle, eat, relax and drink coffee while exploring this artistic island with old style wooden Thai houses. It's almost accesable by river boat, the last part by bus or taxi. I recommend it for the beautiful Wats, nature, culture and an escape of the city...
Written January 15, 2018
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Too quiet on a weekday
Oct 2017 • Couples
I had high expectations to this place. I had heard it was so great. It was a little fra and we had to take BTS and taxi to get there. Took the ferry over to the island and rented a bike. Biked around a beautiful place, it was quiet and tranquil. But the shopping and food wasnot so great. We were there on a weekday and it was way too quiet, looked like almost everything was closed. I guess you must come here in the weekend. I will try that next time, becaus I belive it can be great. There are a few very nice temples worth stopping at.
Written December 25, 2017
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