Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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"Ko Kret" is a small island of 4.12 square kilometers in the Cho Phraya River. The community of Ko Kret is a traditional settlement with historical value and identity. The residents are mainly from the Mon ethnic group, and have preserved their culture as expressed beautifully through their lifestyle, architecture and cultural activities, including temples, ancient houses, the style of settlement and the pottery artwork. At present, community development as well as cultural and art conservation facilitate tourism on this island. If the Ko Kret community can both display its way of life and manage the impact of tourism then Ko Kret can be protected as a living historic gem of the Chao Phraya River.

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