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    Koh Kret Island Day Trip.

    To the Leaning Stupa of Bangkok.

    A nice rustic and traditional Mon island in the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.


    Google Maps.

    Drive to the end of Chaeng Wattana, and go left instead of going over the bridge.





    Don't point at Buddha, it's rude.



    The island has a narrow, raised concrete path going around the it's coast.



    That's our ferry.


    We went to the wrong pier just to get that photo.

    Honest.



    They do like statues round these parts.



    Don't pay the ferryman, til he gets you to the other side.


    3 baht each.



    Looking up river, that's the metal pier on the right if you want to photo your ferry first.



    The Health & Safety department haven't made it to the gangplank factory yet.
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    If you want the real Koh Kret you have to go on the weekend. Chit beer is only open then 8-10 craft beers on sale including some very tasty IPA's









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    You can rent out bicycles for 40thb, or 200b for a motosai taxi to go all the way around the island for 2 hrs or so. You can also get a longtail speedboat or slow chug-a-lug boat around it. Both are nice.

    The island is famous for it's pottery, and lately, Chit Craft Beer.

    Unfortunately only open at the weekends.

    This time we just went for a stroll up to the infamous Leaning Chedi of Bangkok.




    No, not that one.


    The place is full of old temples and chedis etc etc.





    And little canals that humpback bridges go over.



    And very old people, very young people, and animals.



    and greenery.





    Can stop off for a shower if you're feeling a bit toasty.





    We all need sustenance.

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    ^^ Yup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^^ Yup.

    Good pix is Chit beer sols anywhere else C Rai for example?

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    The main road.

    And secondary road.

    Actually, the only road.





    Land of smiles.





    This lady had nice watermelons and a nice bottom.



    I've seen enough episodes of The Wire to know a corner hand-over when I see one.



    Recycling done right.



    Recycling done wrong.



    The odd little critter will jump out and scare the bejaysus out of you.

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    Sorry for slightly jacking your thread lu. A damn good thread it is as well. I think I know what the next part might be though.

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    The place is colourful, in fairness.



    Can slip 20 baht, or an old receipt into a donation box and get some fish and pigeon food.





    Dirty pigeons. Loved a bit of it.



    Not the nicest looking fish in the World.



    Your only way home, so don't go mooning them.

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    Finally the highlight.

    The infamous Leaning Stupa of Bangkok, at the most northern point.



    Yup, definitely a bit slanty.



    Photo bomb opportunity missed.





    They're ready for when Chitty next comes over.



    Made friends with some local kids, whose main hobbies appeared to be hitting everything with sticks as hard as they can, and throwing stones at people's heads.



    We kept our main organs behind various pillars while in the vicinity.



    The little one armed and ready to attack.





    Luckily HMS Somchai didn't do a Titanic



    Captain cool gave it full beans

    And we got back on dry land for some sustenance.





    The Chao Phraya is nice and clear and ready for to drain away the rainy season floods.




    Danger. Danger. Toy Stall has been located.


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    Nice place for a little easy day trip if living in BKK.

    Would also recommend it for families coming over to visit, but get motosai taxis to do a 2 hour loop of the whole island, and then a long tail speedboat around it and lunch at one of the (few) riverside restaurants. Chit Craft Beer if it's open.

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    Nice pics mate. Got me thinking of Koh Chang again

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    Cheers.


    I'd leave the family and go there with yer mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Good pix is Chit beer sols anywhere else C Rai for example?
    Cheers.

    Not sure. Think they have a facebook page. Send 'em a message, I'm sure they'll be helpful enough.

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    Cheers, Mao!

    Another well done day-outing thread.


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    ^ bout time you shared a day out with us Jeff.

    Most of us have never seen a Walmart

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    ^^





    Thank you kindly Sir.

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    Looks a bit bleak. Have you been found 'the green lung'? Ferry from Bang Na I think.

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    looks good, never been but fancy taking the bin lids now
    thanks

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    Splendid thread, well done.

    I've kinda started thinking about taking the grand daughter on a few trips and your threads/posts are inspirational.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ bout time you shared a day out with us Jeff.

    Most of us have never seen a Walmart
    Indeed. Maybe a bit of a walkabout of Portland, Oregon, the down town areas where the sad people live.
    You know it Jeff.
    Tell us all about it.
    You know you want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Looks a bit bleak. Have you been found 'the green lung'? Ferry from Bang Na I think.
    Yeah, very nice place. Bang Krachao, in Phra pha Daeng. On the other side of Bkk from us.

    Used to do some motorbike riding there years ago when living downtown. Thought I did a thread on a ride there before, but searching now and appears not.




    Maybe I'm searching under the wrong nik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    looks good, never been but fancy taking the bin lids now
    thanks
    Welcome Sir.

    Get the motosai taxis to do a 2 hour circuit of the island. 200b each and well worth it. Seems a World away from Bkk.


    Bit more of the island on show here, when some right dodgy koont went there before.

    http://teakdoor.com/bangkok-forum/58...o-ko-kred.html (A morning ride to Ko Kred.)

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    ^^ i'll have a look Nev. Giz a couple of days

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Splendid thread, well done.

    I've kinda started thinking about taking the grand daughter on a few trips and your threads/posts are inspirational.

    Thank you.


    Very welcome Sir.

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    Shame you cant inspire him with an oven cleaning thread





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