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Ang thong Province:

          Flourishing on the banks of Noi and Chao Phraya Rivers, Ang Thong Province is a small province in central Thailand. This region is famous for its various ancient and beautiful temples symbolizing the Thai history. Better described as a land of temples, Ang Thong region has several marvelous shrines known for their intricate mural paintings and wooden carvings. Wat Siroi is located on the bank of Noi River and has a large seated Buddha image. Wat Chaiyo Worawihan is a royal Buddhist monastery located on the banks of Chao Phraya River.

          There are several temples that have been built during the ancient Ayutthaya period. Popular among these include Wat Phohom, Wat Saket, Wat Mathurotsatiyaram, Wat Ratchapaksi and Wat Khun Inthapramun. The largest and longest reclining Buddha in Thailand is enshrined here. Wat Chantharam temple is famous among the visitors for the large population of bats, which are found hanging upside down from the branches of the numerous trees present around the temple. More...

Ang Thong Demographic Data :

Capital: Ang Thong town
Area: 968.4 km²
Ranked 71st
Inhabitants: 269,419 (2000)
Ranked 67th
Pop. density: 278 inh./km²
Ranked 12th
ISO 3166-2: TH-15
Governor: Sutthana Thiwirapanya
(since October 2007)

 

Ang Thong Tourist Attractions:

  • Phinitthammasan Temple
  • Ratchapaksi Temple
  • Suwansewariyaram Temple
  • Mathurotstiyaram Temple
  • City Pillar Shrine Temple
  • Ang Thong Aquarium
  • Tonson Temple
  • Thai Style House Models
  • Tha Sutthawat Temple
  • Drum Making Village
  • Phanthai Norasing Monument
  • Wickerwork Village
  • Bats Cave at Wat Chantharam
  • Wat Pho Thong
  • Ang Thong Bird Sanctuary
  • Khian Temple
 
 
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