Bordering the City of Bangkok to the East along the eastern bank of the lower Chao Phraya River in Central Thai Plains lays the idyllic city of Pak Kret. The city is the second largest in Nonthaburi province and third largest in Thailand after Bangkok and Nonthaburi. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Listed below are the things you may need to know about Pak Kret before travelling there.

5 things you need to know about Pak Kret
5 things you need to know about Pak Kret

Bordering the City of Bangkok to the East along the eastern bank of the lower Chao Phraya River in Central Thai Plains lays the idyllic city of Pak Kret. The city is the second largest in Nonthaburi province and third largest in Thailand after Bangkok and Nonthaburi. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Listed below are the things you may need to know about Pak Kret before travelling there.

1. Tourist Attractions - When in the city, you will never short of fun things to do. You can learn how to make some pottery in A Mon Cultural Centre, visit the Buddhist temple Wat Pai Lom, visit the temple Wat Poramai Yakawat as well as the Pak Kret Museum and many more activities.

2. Visit the Sri Nakarins Park - Most people do not about this park and thus you will be among the first foreigners to commune with nature at this park. After a long day at the park, why don't you head to Health Land Spa & Massage for an absolutely relaxing Thai massage?

3. Transfer some money locally - Most tourist make the rookie mistake of thinking that just because their bank told them that the MasterCard will work on any ATM in the world, it is going to work in hinterland Thailand. Trust me on this; it will either not work or it will work but the transaction cost will be punitive. If you cannot carry some cash, make sure you have a local account.

4. Be Wary of the overly sweet - Human beings are coded to be selfish and if you find someone who is overly sweet with you - especially of the opposite sex - run for the hills. Nothing is that easy...he/she might be planning to plunder you after a night of merrymaking.

5. Be open to foreign culture - The Thai culture at Pak Kret is very different from that in Bangkok. The city of Bangkok is cosmopolitan while the city of Pak Kret is a purely Thai city. Expect a lot of Thai food, Thai music and other local festivals.

If you are looking for an authentic Thai experience, don’t stay in Bangkok for long...head out to the city of Pak Kret and you will experience how it is like to live in Thailand as a Thai.

 

 


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