This is located on
the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in Tambon Bang
Sadet, Amphoe Pa Mok, 15 kilometres south of Ang Thong
along Highway No. 309. This site was on the
route for the army crossing the river during the
Ayutthaya period. As the temple has been renovated
several times, it houses Buddha images and historical
remains of different periods.
City Pillar Shrine is
opposite to the city hall. The shrine has
beautiful mural paintings.
Wat Ton Son and Other Temples in the Town
Wat Ton Son Located in
the town on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River,
this old temple enshrines "Somdet Phra Si Muang", a
beautiful seated Buddha image.
Other interesting temples in the town include Wat Ang
Thong Worawihan with beautiful stupa and chapel, Wat
Chantharangsi with a gigantic Buddha image, Wat
Ratchapaksi with a large reclining Buddha image of
This temple is
located 18 kilometres from the town on the Ang
Thong-Sing Buri route (Highway No. 32). It
houses Phra Maha Phuttha Phim, a large seated
Buddha image in the attitude of meditation,
which was constructed during the reign of King
Rama IV. This temple is also known for the
sacred amulets called "Somdet Wat Chaiyo", which
are very popular among collectors.
This temple is located in Amphoe Pa Mok on the
west bank of the Chao Phraya River, 18
kilometres south of the Ang Thong. There is an
old reclining Buddha image assumed to have been
constructed during the Sukhothai period.
The image is 22.58 metres long, made of brick
and mortar, and covered with gold. It is
found in the royal records that King Naresuan
also visited this temple to pay homage to this
reclining Buddha image prior to leading the army
to fight King Maha Uparacha of Burma.
This temple was constructed in 1699. It is
located 15 kilometres south of Ang Thong along
Highway No. 309. The temple partly serves
as a care centre for needy orphans from almost
every part of Thailand. In the temple
compound, there is also a centre where hand
woven fabrics are produced into various products
such as simple skirts, loincloths, table cloths
Bats at Wat
This temple is 4
kilometres west of the Pho Thong District
Office. The compound is home to numerous
bats, which hang themselves on the trees during the
day and fly out for food at night.
Phra Tamnak Khamyat
This ruined pavilion ,
standing out in a paddy field , is situated 9
kilometres on the Ang Thong-Pho Thong route and 2
kilometres along an access road. The
structure, made of brick and mortar, measures 10
metres wide and 20 metres long . It was
constructed in the reign of King Borommakot of
Ayutthaya and was his residence when visiting this
area. Although only the four walls remain, the
throne hall maintains a trace of its architectural
This riverside temple is
located in Tambon Pho Rang Nok, Amphoe Pho Thong.
Travel 12 kilometres on the Ang Thong-Wiset Chai
Chan route, turn right and go for another 5
kilometres More than 50,000 fish of various
species crowd the Noi River in front of the temple.
The Pho Thong Fishery Office declared the area a
fish sanctuary in 1985. In the temple there is
also situated a local museum where various boats and
ancient tools are on display.
Wat Khun Inthapramun
This ancient temple is
located 9 kilometres along the Ang Thong-Pho Thong
route and 2 kilometres along an access road.
There is a large reclining Buddha image, 50 metres
long, lying in the open area . The vihara
housing the image was destroyed during the first
fall of Ayutthaya. The statue of Khun
Inthapramun was in front of the Buddha image.
According to a legend, Khun Inthapramun is a revenue
officer who secretly took away official money to
enlarge the original 40 metre construction of the
image and was subsequently whipped to death.
Wiset Chai Chan
This is an old temple of
the Ayutthaya period. It is located in Amphoe
Wiset Chai Chan, 12 kilometres from Ang Thong.
In the chapel, there is splendid mural paintings
made by a local artisan depicting villagers' rural
Other temples in Amphoe Wiset Chai Chan which were
constructed during the Ayutthaya period include Wat
Oi, Wat Wiset Chai Chan, and Wat Luang.