There are various must-see attractions at Wat Muang. The Ubosot is encircled by the world’s largest lotus petals. Wihan Kaeo, one of the image halls, has a museum on the ground level with sacred objects, antiques, and figures of nationally revered monks on display. The museum’s upper level includes the country’s first and largest silver holy Buddha image, which was produced to commemorate His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne 50 years ago.
Wat Muang has a long and illustrious history.
It used to be an abandoned temple from the late Ayutthaya period. When the city fell to the Burmese army, numerous residences, temples, and Buddha images were destroyed. As a result, Wat Muang was completely demolished, leaving only ruins. Until Phrakhru Wibul Acharakhun (Luang Por Kasem Acharnsupho) visited the area on a pilgrimage and discovered that it was an ideal location for dharma practice. He got a vision of Luang Pu Khao and Luang Pu Daeng telling him to help restore the temple during his meditation. Following that, he began to rehabilitate the locations. Wat Muang has continued to grow since then. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej presented Wisung Khamsima to Wat Muang on September 12, 1986.
As a result, Luang Por Kasem gathered his strength to pray with those who shared his faith in order to contribute to the creation of a big Buddha picture to honor His Majesty the King. A stunning golden Buddha picture dedicated to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose name is “Phra Phuttha Mahamin Sakyamuni Si Wisetchaichan,” with a lap width of 62 meters and a height of 93 meters. It is visible from a distance. The construction took 16 years. The chapel of Wat Muang is majestic and grand. The largest in the world, quirky and surrounded by lovely stucco lotus petals. Inside are murals on the Buddha’s history. There are stucco figures of Arhats, numerous gods, both Chinese and Brahmins, all over the temple. For those visitors who come to the temple, there is a simulation of the city of Hell-Heaven that is hidden with the morals and major events of Bang Rachan Camp so that they learn a history that should be remembered.
Wat Muang has a lot of interesting stuff inside it.
Luang Por Yai of Wat Muang
Luang Por Yai or Luang Por Kasem used the name “Phra Phuttha Maha Nawamin Sakyamuni Sri Wiset Chai Chan” to make a large Buddha image to present to His Majesty King Rama IX. The Buddha image was erected by all pupils of Luang Por Kasem and individuals who believe in Buddhism until it was completed on February 16, 2007, after a total building period of around 16 years. The Buddha image temple has a height of 63.05 meters, a height of 95 meters from the Buddha image’s base to the top of the Buddha statue, and a budget of more than 100 million baht. Thai people believe that touching the tip of Luang Por Yai palm will bring them blessings for job success. To pray with Luang Por Yai, place two hands on his middle finger and intend to ask for whatever you want. If you do so correctly, you will receive the needed outcomes. As a result, a large number of tourists visit to pay their respects.
Traveling from Bangkok to the province of Ang Thong
– Car from Bangkok to the province of Ang Thong. The trip is around 105 kilometers long, takes about 2 hours, and can be done in different ways.
The Phahon Yothin route is used on Route 1. From Bangkok, use Highway 32 to the Asian route. The route passes through Bang Pa-In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bang Pahan District, and Ang Thong, covering a total distance of 105 kilometers.
A new cut path is used on Route 2. Take National Highway No. 340 across the Phra Pinklao – Taling Chan Bridge, traveling via Nonthaburi- Pathum Thani – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – Suphan Buri – Ang Thong, a total distance of roughly 150 kilometers.
Route 3 is the third route. Take National Highway No. 3111 from Bangkok to Pathum Thani, passing via Pak Kret, Bang Sai District, Sena District, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Then take Route 3263 to Amphoe Pa Mok – Ang Thong, a 140-kilometer journey, or take the Udon Ratthaya Expressway. (Expressway between Bang Pa-In and Pak Kret) Please contact 1543 for additional details.
– Take the bus Every day, The Transport Company Limited runs regular and air-conditioned buses between Bangkok and Ang Thong. To get to the bus terminal, take the bus from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road. The Province of Ang Thong Please contact 1490 for additional information. http://home.transport.co.th/index.php/th/
How to Get to Wat Muang
– It takes about 8 minutes to drive from Ang Thong Bus Terminal to Wat Muang, a distance of about 4.9 kilometers.
– public transportation Tourists can commute between the city and the district by minibus. Depending on the distance and negotiation, the price ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 baht per day. various locations throughout the province, including in front of the municipal market and the bus station. The service cost is calculated depending on distance and is set at a fixed rate.
Address : Hua Taphan Subdistrict, Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong Province
Viewing times are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.