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Wat Khun Inthapramun :

Wat Khun Inthapramun - Ang Thong Province
      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). More....


Wat Chaiyo Worawihan - Ang Thong Province 

Wat Chaiyo Worawihan:
     Wat Chaiyo Worawihan is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Angthong, housing the famous ‘Phra Maha Phuttha Phim’. This second-class royal monastery is characterized by a triple-tiered roof and an impressively carved gable.More....

 



 
 



Angthong Travel Guide:

Wat Pa Mok

   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 Pa Mok - Ang Thong Province

 

 

 

 

 

 
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