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Angthong Province




Short Facts



Name: Changwat Ang Thong
Area: About 968 km²
Inhabitants: About 280,000
Location: Central Thailand (Isan)
Capital: Ang Thong
Neighboring provinces: Four (4): Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Sing Buri and Suphanburi.
Amphoe / Districts: Chaiyo, Mueang Ang Thong, Pa Mok, Pho Thong, Samko, Sawaeng Ha, Wiset Chai Chan.
Popular tourist destinations: Ban Bang Chao Cho, Ban Bang Phae, Ban Bang Sadet, Wat Saket, Wat Angthong Worawihan and Wat Pa Mok Worawihan.




About Angthong



A little more then a hundred kilometers north of Bangkok, you will find Thailand's smallest province. Ang Thong was in the beginning called Muang Wiset Chai Chan and play a big roll in Thailand's history. Under Ayutthaya's many battles with neighboring country Burma, Ang Thong function as the last outpost fore the troops in the north.

The landscape consists mostly of flat country with out bigger mountains or forests. Chao Phraya and Noi river both flows throw the province and here you find many historical important temples.

Many of the provinces smaller villages has specialize in different kind of handicraft. Drums, baskets and traditionally dressed dolls is some of the typical products and handicraft that they make in this villages.


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Attractions



Boat Racing with a range of different kind of boats. The race is driven on the rivers Chao Phraya and Noi. Many of the races take place in October.

The bats of the Chantarm temple is found north of the city. The large numbers of bats, that made the temple famous, lives outside the building. The bats usually sleeps during the day and hunts during the night time.




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