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Around Thailand

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Thailand has a unique historical and cultural identity. There are local philosophers and local wisdom throughout the land.Thailand has biodiversity and natural and community attractions spread throughout the country.There are a variety of festivals, traditions, and the kindness of the Thai people who welcome tourists from all over the world.

Wat Ton Son, Ang Thong

May 22, 2017

There is a Buddha statue in the attitude of subduing mara named “Somdet Phra Buddha Nava Lokutta Dhamma Bodi Si Mueang Thong” or “Somdet Phra Si Mueang Thong”. It is 6 wa 3 cubits and 9 inches wide and 9 wa 1 cubit and 19 inches tall. It was made from metal and covered with gold. Phra Racha Suwan Moli, the abbot started the construction in 1973.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn came to perform the ceremony on 7 March 1985. It is the first biggest metal Buddha statue and it is one of elaborated Buddha statues. It is also one of the biggest fish fertilization centers. The temple is situated at Ban Ton Son, Thetsaban 2 Road, Tambon Talat Luang, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River opposite Ang Thong Technical College..........Click

Wat Muang, Ang Thong

May 22, 2017

This temple has several must-see highlights. The Ubosot (ordination hall) is surrounded by the largest lotus petals in the world. The ground floor of one of its image halls, Wihan Kaew, is home to a museum (open on weekends from 9.00 am-5.00 pm), with sacred objects, antiques and figures of nationally venerated monks on display. The upper floor of the museum houses  the first and largest silver holy Buddha image of the country, which was created in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne. Within the temple compound, there are depictions of heaven and hell, a Thai deity paradise, a Chinese deity paradise, and a huge statue of Kuan-Im, a Chinese female goddess.  In addition, there are figures narrating the history of the Thai-Burmese battle in Wiset Chai Chan. At the back of the temple, there is a fish preserve, where Ang Thong signature treats and souvenirs are for sale..........Click

Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Ang Thong

May 22, 2017

Wat Chaiyo Worawihan is a second ranked royal monastery, classified as worawihan, under the clergy of Maha-Nikaya, located to the east of Chao-Praya River. Number 21 Mu 3 Sub-District Chaiyo, District of Chaiyo in Ang Thong province. It was established in 1757 and was granted land from the King in 1890 where, later on, the temple was founded a royal monastery, 1887. Wat Chaiyo Worawihan or known as Wat Ket Chaiyo (known to be Wat Ket Chaiyo by the locals) originally a Rattanakosin constructed during the Ayutthaya period with anonymous creators. The temple became popular when Somdet Phra Phutthachan (To Phrom-rungsi) of Wat Kositaram arrived and built an exceptionally large Buddha image during the reign of King Rama IV of Krung Ratanakosin, around 1857-1862, which was when Somdet Phra Phutthachan still remains a Buddhist monk at the rank of Phra Thep Kawi. Phra Maha Phutthaphim or Luang Po To of Wat Chaiyo is a scared Buddha image, especially to those living in Ang Thong and other provinces nearby. Buddhists are very faithful in this particular sanctified figure. Phra Maha Phutthapim is placed within the chapel of Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, it represents a Buddha-nature style of the Rattanakosin being Pang Kutsamart (seated crossed-legged) with a width of 16 meters and 7 inches..........Click

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