Travel Thailand Ang Thong Province.

           Ang Thong is small province located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River having an area of 968 square kilometers. It is a low basin of sandy soil having much rain during the rainy season. Ang Thong is only 108 kilometers along the Asian Highway from Bangkok.
        Ang Thong Province is a province in the Central Region of Thailand. It borders
Sing Buri Province to the north, Lopburi Province to the northeast, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province to the south, and Suphan Buri Province to the west.



 
       

 

Wat Khun Inthapramun (Ang Thong)
       
 Wat Khun Inthapramun is one of the most ancient temples constructed during the Sukhothai period. It houses the largest and longest reclining Buddha of Thailand. Constructed in the famous Ayutthaya style, the reclining Buddha stands 50 meters tall (when measured from the topknot to the feet).
       Originally, the reclining Buddha’s image - the appearance and size of which are similar to those of Phranon Chaksi of Sing Buri Province - was housed in the wihan. But unfortunately, the Buddha image was left deserted in the open for centuries after this temple was destroyed by fire.
       There is a legend associated with this Wat, according to which a revenue officer, Khun Inthapramun, secretly diverted funds from the government tax to increase the length of the reclining Buddha image from 40 feet to 50 feet.  Very soon the King came to know of this embezzlement and enquired with the revenue officer the source of the funds used for increasing the height of the reclining Buddha. But when Khun Inthapramun did not reveal the truth, he was sentenced to death. As a result of Khun Inthapramun’s efforts, the temple was named as Wat Khun Inthapramun.
       Wat Khun Inthapramun is located 11 kilometers from the town of Ang Thong. This famous monastery is in ruins and is surrounded by rice fields on all sides. The reclining Buddha can be found in the open air without any roof. However, this Buddha image is very attractive and Buddhists pilgrims from all over the country visit this Wat to worship the revered image and to get a glimpse of the calm and serene smiling face of the reclining Buddha.
       In the Wat, one can find the historical remains of the basement and the walls and the famous reclining Buddha image, in addition to a statue of Khun Inthapramun.
 

 
       
  WAt Muang (Ang Thong)
Location: Amphoe Wiset Chai Chan
       Wat Muang is located at Mu 6, Tambon Huataphan, approximately 8 kilometers from downtown. Go along Ang Thong Wiset Chai Chan the temple will be on the left side. There are several important attractions in the temple. The ubosot of Wat Muang is surrounded by the biggest lotus petals in the world. Ground floor of Wihan Kaeo is a museum exhibiting sacred objects, antiques, and figures of renowned monks from all over the country. Within the temple compound, there are figures of heaven and hell, Thai god paradise, Chinese god paradise, and a huge statue of Kuan Im female goddess. At the back of the temple, there is a fish park where you can also buy some local products of Ang Thong province here.
 
       

   Wat Pa Mok Woraviharn (Ang Thong)
        Well known for housing one of the most beautiful reclining Buddha images in Thailand, Wat Pa Mok Worawihan is one of the most prominent royal grade monasteries of Ang Thong.It is located in Amphoe Pa Mok, on Highway No. 309, 18 kilometers from Amphoe Muang Angthong, on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River.
   
      Wat Pa Mok is characterized by two wiharns, one wihan houses a 22.58-meter long beautiful reclining Buddha, while the other wihan contains significantly well-preserved remnants of wall-paintings from the early Ayutthaya period. The old reclining Buddha statue measures 22.58 meters in length (from the topknot to the feet), and was constructed during the Sukhothai period in the U Thong style. The image was constructed with brick and mortar and then covered with gold.
   
      According to a legend associated with this Wat, at the place where Wat Pa Mok is located, there were two temples -- Wat Talat and Wat Chipakhao located side by side. One day a huge image of reclining Buddha came floating in from the Chao Phraya River and sank exactly in front of these two temples. The local people rescued this image and left it on to the river bank, when King Naresuan the Great, stopped here along with his army and paid homage to this reclining Buddha before proceeding on to attack King Maha Upparacha of Burma. Eventually, the image started getting damaged due to the river currents and was, therefore, enshrined at Wat Talat. Later on, during the reign of King Thaisa, he got the two temples Wat Talad and Wat Chipakhao, merged into one and enshrined the reclining Buddha in the new temple, which he named as "Wat Pamok".
   
      Those who visit this temple, find the wihan khian, the tower of monastic library and the mondop enshrining the 4 foot-prints of Buddha to be very interesting.
 
       
   Wat Chang Salang Si (Ang Thong)
Location: Amphoe Mueang
           Located at Ban Na, M.9, Hua Phai, the temple is a home to sacred Buddha image called by the local residents “Luang Pho Yok” and Luang Pho Sod wiharn or sermon hall which houses Luang Pho Sod image, made of metal, which is the biggest metal Buddha image in the world. The image is 6 metres at the lap and 9.9 metres high.