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Ang Thong Province จังหวัดอ่างทอง 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 ProvinceWat Khun Inthapramun, Ang Thong Province
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Ang Thong Province is 968 sq km (373 sq mi), ranking it 71st out of the 76 provinces of Thailand. Its population is 270,000 (2011 estimate), placing it in 67th position. The provincial capital is the town of Ang Thong.

Ang Thong Province is located in the plains of the Chao Phraya River, cross by the Chao Phraya and the Noi rivers. The landscape of Ang Thong Province is one of a labyrinth of canals and rice fields. There is hardly a mountain in sight.

Cultural Sights in Ang Thong Province

  1. Ang Thong Aquarium: A place to admire different species of fish including the Amazon serpent-headed fish.
  2. City Pillar Shrine: One of the two city pillar shrines in the province, it has murals on its interior walls.
  3. Drum-Making Village: The village of Ban Phae, renowned for the production of traditional drums since 1927.
  4. Phanthai Norasing Monument: Monument built in 1988 to commemorate the steersman of the Ekachai Royal Barge who was executed for not being able to control the barge and allowing it to crash into branches. Similar to the Phanthai Norasing Shrine in Samut Sakhon Province.
  5. Thai-style House Models: Centre for creating Thai-style house models.
  6. Wat Ang Thong Worawihan: A third-class royal monastery located across from the Ang Thong City Hall.
  7. Wat Chantharangsi: Temple sprawled across both sides of the road, with a sacred Buddha statue on one side and a viharn with the largest metal Buddha statue in the world, made in 1996, on the other.
  8. Wat Mathurotsatiyaram: Buddhist temple believed to be from the late Ayutthaya period, with remains of its ubosoth, chedi and viharn.
  9. Wat Pa Mok Worawihan: Buddhist temple with a gilded reclining Buddha.
  10. Wat Phinitthammasan: Buddhist temple from the late Ayutthaya period. It has a large seated Buddha image.
  11. Wat Plotsat: Buddhist temple with a large tower made of bricks.
  12. Wat Ratchapaksi: Also known as Wat Nok, this temple has a large reclining Buddha.
  13. Wat Sa Kaeo: Buddhist temple that doubles as an orphanage. It also has a cottage industry centre initiated by Her Majesty the Queen in 1981.
  14. Wat Suwansewariyaram: Buddhist temple with a 20-meter long reclining Buddha.
  15. Wat Tha Sutthawat: Ancient Buddhist temple from the early Ayutthaya period.
  16. Wat Thanon: Buddhist temple with a slightly larger than life statue of the Buddha in the standing posture.
  17. Wat Thonson: Ancient Buddhist temple housing a beautiful seated Buddha statue known as the Somdet Phra Si Mueangthong.

Wat Tha Suthawat, Ang Thong ProvinceWat Tha Suthawat, Ang Thong Province: photo source
authorshipHeinrich Damm
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