If this was your walkway, you'd be home already

Koh Kret Walkway

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Just upriver from central Bangkok (an incredibly busy, smoggy, urban city) is a small island in the bend of the Chao Phraya River called Koh Kret (a small, rural non-city). Still populated largely by the ethnic Mon people, the main activities seem to be shilling their traditional pottery (and dessert, so I hear) to tourists. Once you get off the main drag on the elevated concrete walkway that rings the island, things get distinctly more agricultural and rural. Although the pathway is well built, everything strapped to it is… otherwise constructed. This is the path up to a typical house. I don’t know about you, but personally it looks a little rickety. Maybe that’s just me. In any case, it’s a nice little break from Bangkok, and at forced march speeds, you can walk the whole 5+ kilometers in just over an hour. Hopefully before your hired Long-Tail boat gets pissed at you and leaves.

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  1. Those are really cool Laurie – I need more for my own collection. As for Koh Kret and Thailand in general, it is extremely photogenic. The only caveat is that Bangkok is so smoggy that colors can be quite muted. Oh… and it’s so muggy that you can end up with some foggy gear if you enter and exit air conditioned rooms too quick.

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