|ANG THONG a province, which is luxurious of native handicraft like, molded
court dolls, firebrick, and wickerwork. It is also the origination of Li Ke,
the native folk song, hometown of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, the two heroes
during Bang Rachan Battle. Ang Thong is also abundant with more than 200 clean,
magnificent, and interesting temples, most appropriate for Thai chronological
Ang Thong, originally known as Mueang Wiset Chai Chan, is located on
the Noi River and the low-lying land of Chao Phraya River. It is an essential
frontier outpost of Ayutthaya when fighting with the Burmese. As appeared in
several parts of Ayutthaya chronicles, especially, prior to the defeat of
Ayutthaya in 1767, the Burmese encamped at Mueang Wiset Chai Chan to attack
Ayutthaya causing Bang Rachan Battle, a noted event recorded in Thai history.
Later during the Thonburi era, Mueang Wiset Chai Chan was moved to a new site on
the left bank of the Chao Phraya River at Ban Bangkaeo and was named Ang Thong
since its location was a fertile basin similar to a water and rice bowl of the
Ang Thong is a small province located at the lower part of central Thailand
as large as 968 square kilometers. Topographically, almost all of the Ang Thong
area is low plain with two important rivers crossing the province, i.e. Noi
River and Chao Phraya River. Ang Thong is administratively divided into 7
Amphoes: Amphoe Mueang Ang Thong, Amphoe Wiset Chai Chan, Amphoe Sawaeng Ha,
Amphoe Pa Mok, Amphoe Pho Thong, Amphoe Chaiyo, and Amphoe Samko. Borders are
Sing Buri to the north, Ayutthaya to the south, Ayutthaya and Lop Buri to the
east and Suphan Buri to the west.
Distances from Amphoe Muang to neighbouring
Amphoe Pho Thong 11 kilometers
Amphoe Pa Mok 12 kilometers
Amphoe Wiset Chai Chan 13 kilometers
Amphoe Chaiyo 15 kilometers
Amphoe Sawaeng Ha 25 kilometers
Amphoe Samko 27 kilometers
Distances from Ang Thong Province to other
Provinces nearly :
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 31 kilometers
Sing Buri 40 kilometers
Suphan Buri 44 kilometers
Lop Buri 67 kilometers
travel information for angthong
By Car : There are many routes
from Bangkok, i.e.
Route 1 : Take the Phahonyothin
Highway (Highway No. 32) from Bangkok and turn onto the Asian Highway, passing
Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Amphoe Bang Pahan in Ayuttaya and then Ang Thong. Total
distance is about 105 kilometers.
Route 2 : Take the new road and
cross Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge until you reach Talingchan. Then turn onto
Highway No. 340, passing Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, until
you reach Ang Thong. Total distance is about 150 kilometers.
Route 3 : Take the Bangkok-Pathum
Thani Highway, passing Amphoe Pak Kret. Then take Highway No. 3111, passing
Amphoe Bang Sai, Amphoe Sena, and Ayutthaya. Then take Highway No. 3263 and
follow by Highway No. 309, entering Amphoe Pa Mok until you reach Ang Thong.
Total distance is about 140 kilometers.
By Bus :
Transportation Co., Ltd. provides daily transportation services between
Bangkok Ang Thong. There are both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses
leaving Northern Terminal Bus Station on Kamphaeng Phet II Road. For more
information, please contact 0 2537 8055, 0 2936 2852-66, 0 2936 3603