:: ANG THONG

The Central region is the heart of Thailand and is recognised as the agricultural food basket of the Kingdom. Located within this area are beautiful mountains, small and large pristine forests, spectacular waterfalls, and mighty rivers Bangkok, the capital city, "The city that never sleeps" is also located in this Central region. It is always busy with many people and traffic congestion in day time, but then at night the city becomes alive with hundreds of night clubs and bars competing for patronage. Furthermore, the 24- hour restaurants and markets are located in various areas of Bangkok. You will never be alone when you are in Bangkok due to the plethora of activities.

Ang Thong is a small province on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The former settlement is at Wiset Chai Chan on the bank of the Noi River. It was an essential frontier outpost of Ayutthaya (The ancient capitol) when fighting the Burmese. The majority of the people were later moved to a new site on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River during the Thon Buri period. Ang Thong is located 108 kilometres north of Bangkok. It occupies an area of 968 square kilometres.

:: Attractions

Wat Khun In Pramun in the northwestern part of the province houses the world's largest reclining Buddha image 50 meters long that dates back to the Sukhothai period.

A 15th-century reclining Buddha image, though not as large, is housed in Wat Pa Mok to the south of the provincial capital. There is a statue of a giant standing guard at the entrance.

To the north of the town, Wat Chaiyo Worawiharn houses the nation's third largests seated Buddha image from the Rattanakosin period. The image is called Phra Maha Phuttha Phim.

 
 

 

 
 
Provinces consists within Region

01. ANG THONG
02. BANGKOK
03. CHACHOENGSAO
04. CHAINAT
05. KANCHANABURI
06. LOP BURI
07. NAKHON NAYOK
08. NAKHON PATHOM
09. NONTHABURI
10. PATHUM THANI
11. PHETCHABURI
12. PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA

13. PRACHIN BURI
14. PRACHUAPKHIRIKHAN
15. RATCHABURI
16. SA KAEO
17. SAMUT PRAKAN
18. SAMUT SAKHON
19. SAMUT SONGKHRAM
20. SARABURI
21. SING BURI
22. SUPHAN BURI