This is a special deal only 4,900 THB per trip (
regular price is 9,900 THB) for our valued guests who book our property. Our professional photographer will meet you at Koh Kret and spend time with you half a day (4 hours of photo coverage – additional hours 1,000 THB per hr.) to create lasting memories for your trip in Bangkok. So if you are looking for affordable travel photography in Bangkok area. Your answer is here with our high-end quality, yet reasonable price. For more information, feel free to contact your host, Benny.
- 50 archival quantity 5″ x 7″ prints
- and high resolution digital images with a copyright release.
Optional charges for photo enlargement as following:
- 08 x 10 inches : 060 THB each
- 08 x 12 inches : 080 THB each
- 10 x 10 inches : 100 THB each
- 10 x 12 inches : 120 THB each
- 10 x 15 inches : 140 THB each
- 11 x 14 inches : 160 THB each
- 12 x 15 inches : 180 THB each
- 12 x 16 inches : 200 THB each
- 12 x 18 inches : 220 THB each
- 12 x 24 inches : 240 THB each
- 12 x 30 inches : 260 THB each
- 12 x 36 inches : 280 THB each
- 15 x 20 inches : 300 THB each
Sometimes, its quite surprising how easy it is to find a glimpse of traditional rural life close to Bangkok. The island of Ko Kred lies just a few miles north of Bangkok proper; so close that many would consider it within the city itself. The island is actually man-made. It’s the result of the construction almost 300 years ago of a channel cut through a sharp bend in the Chao Phraya River to shorten the trip up and down river from the then-capital Ayuthaya.
Pottery on sale in one of the many factory shops on Koh Kred. The island has made a name for itself by producing earthenware pots in a variety of styles. You’ll find a number of kilns and shops around the island. They are, in fact, the island’s main tourist attraction. You’ll find most of the shops on the northeast corner of the island, which just happens to be where the ferry from the river bank docks.
Just where the main ferry docks is Wat Poramai. This temple was upgraded to a royal temple by Prince Chulachomklao, who donated a relic which is enshrined in the squat chedi behind the ubosot. Also within the grounds of the temple is a small museum which is worth a look. Its more like a storeroom of old alters and other temple accessories that are no longer used. Its quite a jumble with just enough room to walk around in to see what you can discover. A number of items have English descriptions attached to them.
Perhaps the biggest attraction to Ko Kred lies beyond the small collection of shops and kilns. There are no cars on the island, although there are a few motorcycles which the residents use to get around. The island is ringed by a narrow concrete walkway which runs near the water for much of the circumference. You can walk the entire length of the footpath in about two hours.
Once you get past the main built-up area you quickly enter into a very rural scene of village life. The same clay which results in the island’s famous pottery is also rich soil for growing a variety of fruits, so as you wander around the island you will pass orchards and other farms.
There are a number of temples around the island. In addition to Wat Poramai, another interesting one is near the northeast corner of the island features a very large tree as well as a large number of chedis in various states of decay. The large tree is something of a shrine, and at its base a makeshift altar displays a large collection of children’s toys.
If you walk all the way around the island in a counter-clockwise direction, then when you come back to the channel and head north, you’ll find yourself walking along a path containing many restaurants on the river-front. Many have English language menus, so if you’re a bit hungry these small shops make a very nice place to cool off and watch the boats go by.