Ko Kret, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand
About Ko Kret
Koh Kret is a small island located in Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi and is some 2 km long and 1 km wide. It has seven main villages, the largest and most populous being Ban Mon. Of special interest are the riverside houses of a type which has changed little in a hundred years, the river-based lifestyle of the people, the traditional earthenware pottery, and several old Mon style temples, in particular Wat Paramai Yikawat with its adjoining museum.
Attractions near Ko Kret
Wat Poramai Yikawat on Ko Kret island is an old Mon temple built by immigrants more than 200 years ago. It was initially called Wat Pak Ao and today commonly known as Wat Mon. King Chulalongkorn renovated the monastery in the dedication to his grandmother and constructed Phra Maha Raman Chedi to house Buddha relics. The principal Buddha of the monastery is carved with marble in Mon style.
Maha Chesadabodindranusorn Bridge is a extradosed bridge in area of Mueang Nonthaburi District in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, over the Chao Phraya River. The bridge is the first extradosed bridge in Thailand. It is located between Phra Nangklao Bridge and Rama V Bridge, connects Nonthaburi 1 Road, on the east side of the river, and Bang Si Mueang - Wat Bot Don Phrom Road and Ratchaphruek Road, on the west side of the river.
Wat Prasat was built during the reign of King Narai the Great . The Ubosot, or Temple hall, boasts sophisticated craftsmanship: the upper part features a divine god riding a mythic bird-beast (a Garuda), and the finial is decorated in the Mon style, with a royal lion featured beside the finial.The reason behind the unusual shape of the building is that the shape easily allows cool air to replace hotter air as it rises.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok (MOCA) has one of the most comprehensive collections of modern paintings and sculptures in Thailand. Located in Chatuchak, the 5-storey art museum displays over 800 pieces of art, many of which are owned by its founder, Boonchai Bencharongkul.
Wachirabenchathat Park or State Railway Public Park is the name of public park in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened on 28 July 2002 and named by the Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. The park borders on the Queen Sirikit Park and Chatuchak Park, and it is also the largest park of the complex, covering an area of 0.6 square kilometres. It is one of the most popular parks in Bangkok.
Situated between Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road and Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, near Chatuchak Weekend Market, Queen Sirikit Park was established on August 12, 1992 to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of HM the Queen. The Park covers an area of 200 rai , and was intended as a plantation following the concept of the diversity of plants in a forest. The park is also designated as one of Thailand’s ideal botanical gardens, where more than 2,000 species of local and foreign plants are preserved.
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