By Car : There are many routes from Bangkok, i.e.,
Route 1 : Take the Phahonyothin Highway (Highway No. 32) from Bangkok and turn onto
the Asian Highway, passing Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Amphoe Bang Pahan in Ayutthaya and
then Ang Thong. Total distance is about 105 kilometres.
Route 2 : Take the new road and cross Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge until you reach
Talingchan. Then turn onto Highway No. 340, passing Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya,
Suphan Buri, until you reach Ang Thong. Total distance is about 150 kilometres.
Route 3 : Take the Bangkok-Pathum Thani Highway, passing Amphoe Pak Kret. Then take
Highway No. 3111, passing Amphoe Bang Sai, Amphoe Sena, and Ayutthaya. Then take
Highway No. 3263 and follow by Highway No. 309, entering Amphoe Pa Mok until you
reach Ang Thong. Total distance is about 140 kilometres.
By Bus :
Transportation Co., Ltd. provides daily transportation services between Bangkok Ang
Thong. There are both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leaving Northern
Terminal Bus Station on Kamphaeng Phet II Road. For more information, please contact
0 2537 8055
Wat Oi Is an old temple representing a symbol of Mueang Wiset Chai Chan locating
at Mu 10, Tambon Sanchao Rongthong, on the west bank of the Noi River. Follow Highway
No. 3454 for about two kilometres and one kilometre from the north of Wat Khian.
The temple is assumed to have been constructed in the Ayutthaya period, but there
is no evidence by the reign of which king.
The ubosot is a huge building consisting of six chambers made of brick and plaster
in ancient design. The roofs were made of wood and covered with fire-clay tiles,
as beautiful as the ubosot of Wat Ratchaburana in Ayutthaya. With Maha-ut design,
there is no window in the ubosot. Special features of the ubosot are the pillars
of the gallery in eight directions.
The principal Buddha image, called Luangpho Dam, is made of alloy of brass and tin.
Wat Oi was used as a venue to hold the ceremony of taking the oath of allegiance
to the king in the Ayutthaya period.
In the precincts of Wat Oi, the Children Creation Foundation has provided accommodation
for problem children: straying, drug addicted, or illegally behaved. The accommodation
is called Ban Dek Klai Wat with the purpose of helping problem children to live better
life. They can live with the beauty of natural surroundings and monks help to treat
Ang Thong Province, How to get there and Wat Oi Temple