Wat Muang Ang Thong Thailand’s Largest Buddha
Wat Muang Ang Thong
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Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง), is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. The name means “golden bowl”, an allusion to Ang Thong’s agricultural importance. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) are Sing Buri, Lopburi, Ayutthaya, and Suphanburi. Ang Thong native handicrafts include moulded court dolls, firebrick, and wickerwork. There are more than 200 temples in Ang Thong.
There are several other important attractions in the temple. The ubosot of Wat Muang is surrounded by the biggest lotus petals in the world. Ground floor of Wihan Kaeo is a museum (open only on Saturday and Sunday during 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.) exhibiting sacred objects, antiques, and figures of renowned monks from all over the country.
The upper floor of the museum houses the first and largest silver holy Buddha image of the country, which was constructed in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s throne ascendancy.
Within the temple compound, there are figures of heaven and hell, Thai god paradise, Chinese god paradise, and a huge statue of Kuan Im female goddess. Besides, there are figures narrating the history of Thai-Burmese battle in Wiset Chai Chan.