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Wat Pho Thong  Is located in Ban Pho Thong, Tambon Khamyat, opposite the entrance of Ban Bangchaocha, nine kilometres from Amphoe Mueang on Ang Thong Pho Thong route.  In the royal chronicle, Wat Pho Thong was the place where Krommakhun Phornphinit ( Prince Uthumphorn or Khunluang Hawat ) entered his monkshood.  King Rama VI spent his summer vacation in this temple during his boat trip visiting the Noi River and Yai River in Krungkao precinct in 1916.


Phra Tamnak Khamyat  Is located in Tambon Khamyat, 2.5 kilometres west of Wat Pho Thong on Ayutthaya Pho Thong Road.  At present only four walls of the royal residence remain.  The 10 x 20 meters royal residence, made of brick and plaster, stands eminent in a paddy field.  The artistic beauty remains e.g., motifs around the window, front and back balcony, was painted in red soil and covered with wooden floor.  Regarding his diary about the trip on the Makhamthao River, King Rama V visited Phra Tamnak Khamyat in 1908, he understood that Krommakhun Phornphinit (Prince Uthumphorn or Khunluang Hawat) entered his monkshood at Wat Pho Thong and built this residence for his lodging during the Buddhist Lent since it was a strategic site.  Having seen that the residence was exquisitely constructed, King Rama V then changed his mind.  He realized that Krommakhun Phornphinit should not have had this residence built so exquisitely for a temporary lodging or a stronghold.  King Rama V surmised that this residence might have been constructed in the reign of King Borommakot as his residence during his frequent visits to this area, in parallel to King Prasatthong who constructed his residence in Bang Pa-In.  Due to his preference in this area and paying homage to the reclining in Wat Khun Inthapramun twice, Krommakhun Phornphinit (Prince Utumphorn or Khunluang Hawat) made his loyal subjects and monks to leave Ayutthaya and stayed at Wat Pho Thong Khamyat and Phra Tamnak Khamyat to join with Bang Rachan villagers.  At present, Department of Fine Arts has renovated and registered Phra Tamnak Khamyat as a historical site.


Wat Chantharangsi  Is located in Ban Na, Mu 9, Tambon Huaphai from the Asian Highway intersection entering Amphoe Mueang about one kilometre.  When you see the sign of the road, take another one kilometre to reach this temple.  Areas of this temple cover both sides of the road.  On one side, there is a sacred Buddha image called Luangpho Yok.  On the other side, it locates wihan of Luangpho Sod which housing the metal image, the largest of its kind in the world, was constructed in 1996.  This golden Buddha image has a lap width of about 6 meters, and a height of 9.9 meters.


Ang Thong Brick Is a high quality household industry for domestic sales.  Most people use this kind of brick to decorate external parts of the buildings and houses.  Those who are interested can buy the bricks directly from the factory.  There are more than 42 factories in Amphoe Pa Mok along Highway No. 3501 Km 1-9 and Highway No. 309 Km 43-47.

Ang Thong Province, places to visit and Ang Thong Brick

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