Hello everyone. Are you looking for a day trip and want to do it by yourselves with any tours? Here is example of how you can do it in Nonthaburi.
First, What is Nonthaburi? Nonthaburi is province that actually should be one district of bangkok, because it's is very closed. Many government office located here like Government Center in Changwatana Road.
First How to get there.
Public Bus No 116 from Victory Monument (Anusaowareechai) can directly to Koh Kret.
After that you have to walk to Wat Sanam Nuea, there are a pier to cross the river to Koh Kret.
The river view around here is very local scene. IF you hungry, there are delicious restaurant, Ja Yan River Fish. I wrote a review about this restaurant here click for detail.
You may notice that there some special character that is not thai. It's mon, a race which are reside in thailand. Actually, they live in Myanmar but due to war, they migrate to thailand by many reason.
As you can see the Ko Kret Map, the Lat Kret River is actually man-made cannel. the natural river is Om fret river. Then, the community on the ko kret still live there.
When you get on the island, who will see all island sell the same thing. One is fish cake. Second is earthware.
Why they do earthware? the reason is around here has a lot of clay.
On the island, they a lot of local restaurants. You can try. But I'm suggest Ja Yan for your lunch time.
The farway Bridge is Rama4 Bridge. You can eat and see the river view.
There are a lot of local food. Below picture is Kanom Chine. If you want know more about Thai Street Food. Please Click here for your information about Street Food in Bangkok.
Below picture is Kao Soi, actually, Kao Soi,curry noodle, is northern food. I don't know also why they sell here.
On the Island, there are a boat service. they give you a ride. Generally, you can share with others.
Above is our captain. Below is our unknown crew. if i remember correctly , we share with them.
after getting on the boat, the boat will take you to all the way around the Island. You can enjoy the view along side the river.
I guess this is old mill.
every house has a boat.
Our captain told us that along the riverside you can see the refurbished boat. for example the boat that you can see below was refurbished and on sell for around 1 million baht or approximately 300,000 USD.