Ko Kret

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Koh Kret
Native name: เกาะเกร็ด
Geography
Location Chao Phraya River
Coastline 13 km (8.1 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 6,174 (as of 2012 Census)
Ethnic groups Thai, Mon

Koh Kret (locally known as เกาะเกร็ด) 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.

The island is served by ferries from the banks.

History[edit]

Ko Kret was created in 1722 by the digging of a canal to bypass a meander in the Chao Phraya.[1]

Interesting places[edit]

Koh Kret[edit]

  • Wat Poramai Yigawat
  • Wat Phailom
  • Wat Saotong Thong
  • Wat Chimphi
  • OTOP village
  • Dessert shop (Ran Khun Aew)
  • Kret Buddha Garden

Around Koh Kret[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koh Kret", bangkokpost.com, accessed 2012-11-18

External links[edit]

  • Ko Kret travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 13°31′N 100°43′E / 13.517°N 100.717°E / 13.517; 100.717