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Wat Thanon Is located in Tambon Phongpheng.  From Amphoe Pa Mok, passing municipal market to the inner route of Pa Mok Bang Ban ( Highway No. 3501 ) Km 19 - 20 about seven kilometres, you will find Wat Thanon.  This temple was constructed about in 1780 in the Thonburi period.  A wooden Buddha image in the standing posture, carved in a human size of about more than two meters, is enshrined in the Wihan called Luangpho Phraphut Rampueng.  From the chronicle, the raft with the Buddha image floated along the river and stopped in front of this temple and did not go any further.  Phra Thong Yu, the abbot in that period, found that there was an engraved wooden Buddha image in the raft. Therefore, he offered sacrifices to the Buddha image before moving him from the river to house in the temple.  People, who pay homage to this temple, like to make wishes and prove them by placing the eggs in front of the Buddha image.  Whoever can make the egg stand, he / she will have good luck.  Offerings of boiled eggs, a play, and garland are used as the means to redeem a vow to the Buddha for the wishes that have been made.  Other attraction is the floating 100 year Buddha's footprint of 30 x 70 in engraved wood on the ceiling of the temple hall.

Ban Bang Sadet Court Doll Centre Is a high raised Thai house behind Wat Tha Sutthawat in Tambon Ban Bang Sadet. The former name of this Tambon was Tambon Ban Wattan.  When Their Majesties the King and the Queen visited and offered help to those who  suffered from flood in 1975,  the people  were overwhelmingly pleased with

their Majesties presence and contributions.  In remembrance of their gratitude to Their

Majesties, the people approvingly changed the name of Ban Wattan to Ban Bang Sadet.

The establishment of Ban Bang Sadet Court Doll Project was initiated by Her Majesty

the Queen in 1976.  Its main purpose is to help the villagers earn supplementary income.  

Besides admiring the shaded and magnificent scene over the bank of the Chao  Phraya

River, visitors can observe court doll production in the friendly villagers' houses. Centre

of collaboration as a co-operative system resides at Ban Bang Sadet Court Doll Centre.  Some project members will demonstrate court doll making and the products on sale are available at fair prices.  Court dolls are the exotic clay invention displaying Thai-style course of life and culture, e.g., Thai children's recreation, Thai orchestra or various types of Thai fruits appropriate as souvenirs. Contact number of Court Doll Production and Sales Centre is Tel. 0 3566 2995     0 3566 2995

Wat Saket Is an ancient temple, built in the Ayutthaya period, located in Tambon Chaiyaphum, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, about 15 kilometres from Amphoe Mueang Ang Thong.  Formerly, Tambon Chaiyaphum was called Ban Saket, administratively reported to Mueang Wiset Chai Chan District.  In the Royal Chronicle, it is mentioned that in 1585 when Phrachao Chiangmai led his army to encamp at Ban Saket, King Naresuan the Great and Somdet Phra Ekathotsarot attacked and finally defeated Phrachao Chiangmai’s army.  The present King and Queen visited this temple in 1970 to make merit for King Naresuan the Great.      

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