Crafting a Bangkok community’s sustainability

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Crafting a Bangkok community’s sustainability

Visitors to Bangkok can help preserve an ancient form of pottery through their participation on a tour to Koh Kret.

This tiny island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River is another world compared to the frenetic, lively capital, with a rustic setting and car-free lanes. It is home to the Mon people, one of the earliest races in Asia. They are famed for their skill in crafting intricate pieces on the pottery wheel.

A guided tour will reveal abundant home workshops spread across this man-made island, which was created when a large canal was dug in 1722, during the Ayutthaya period, to form a shortcut down the river.

Guests’ purchases of inexpensive terracotta items will help the islanders’ ongoing sustainability.

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