Just a few kilometers from the bustle of central Bangkok there is a tranquil side of the city that most visitors miss. Spend a day in the Bangkok countryside and observe the traditional ways of life that still survive in this surprisingly rural setting. Morning drive to Pak-Kred and cross the river to Koh Kred, a small island in the Chao Phraya River. To explore the village you have the options to bike around the island through its plantations or just take an easy walk and have a go at handmade pottery in the local workshops. Savour total relaxation under the influence of the easy life- style of the local people. Special warning – the island can turn to be an incredibly crazy place at weekends as it is a shopping paradise for Thais!