Ko Kret- a short distance from Bangkok (approx 20km) is a little place not to be missed. It contains many things including a great market that interweaves along a walkway that passes temples, houses both abandoned and lived in, narrow alleyways that lead to the river and all set on a little island surrounded by the Chao Phraya River, that can be accessed by a short 3-minute river crossing from the main town.
The Market Walk
Go give it a try, you may discover things visit the temples, see the Monks go about their daily life, stop and grab food as you walk the market or pick up a good bargain from one of the many stalls including:
- Souvenirs and gifts
- Coffee Bars
- Arts and Crafts
… A must is to try the fried flowers,
Consisting of orchids and roses. mixed with vegetables like morning glory and corn covered in sweet chilli sauce. WOW
Thai sweets are also a must, not as sweet as you imagine and obviously not great for the figure but they are small enough to sample one or two….. or three
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Temples are everywhere in Thailand and each one has their own magical features and feelings as you wander around looking at the marvel that has been created thousands of years before.
Stop along the way and admire the temples, pause for a reflection or just take a few selfies- whatever takes your fancy
TIP OF THE POST
Put aside a full day to go visit this place, as you can slowly enjoy the walk around and make frequent rest stops to enjoy the food, grab a late lunch or take the boat for a trip down the river, for me it was busy for a week day and I have been told it does get really busy at the weekendsTuesday, October 2018