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Thai name : วัดม่วงอ่างทอ
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This temple located in Ang Thong (about forty kilometers from Ayutthaya or Lopburi), about ten kilometers from the city center, is best known for its huge golden sitting Buddha 95 meters high. It is te highest in the country (at least for the moment, all records have to be beaten one day). The curiosity here is the right hand of the Buddha that visitors can touch from a small stage and below which they look really tiny.
Besides the imposing statue that dominates Wat Muang, there are other wihaans and statues in the garden, including a large square with two ghosts and torture scenes behind them. This temple is very popular and appreciated by Thais and not often visited by foreign tourists for now. Probably because Ang Thong even if it is only a few kilometers from Ayutthaya and Lopburi is not on tour programs. But it is definitly a place amazing photos fans will enjoy.

Some tours going Wat Muang (Ang Thong)

Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day
By TakeMeTour

Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day

Offered in Englishenglish guide
You will see the main ancien temples in Ayutthaya historical park and the biggest Buddha image in Thailand in Ang Thong.

Ayutthaya Day Trip: Thai Traditional String Candy Making & Exploring Temples
By TakeMeTour

Ayutthaya Day Trip: Thai Traditional String Candy Making & Exploring Temples

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, unique Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Temple, local market and Thai traditional string candy making

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food
By TakeMeTour

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Enjoy a trip through history in Ayutthaya, a former capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Ang Thong, a small old city with Thailand's biggest Buddha. We'll have classic Thai food (with tasty twists) at one of the best restaurants in Ang Thong.

Roam Bang Pa-in Royal Palace, Gaze at the Great Buddha and Taste Local Lunch
By TakeMeTour

Roam Bang Pa-in Royal Palace, Gaze at the Great Buddha and Taste Local Lunch

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Travel to Ayutthaya to see the Bang Pa-in Royal Palace, which is a beautiful Summer Palace. We'll then visit Ang Thong and be amazed by the biggest Buddha statue in Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin at Wat Muang. Cultural heritage aside, we'll get to taste local food at one of Ang Thong's best restaurants.

Practical information about Wat Muang (Ang Thong)

Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
No admission fee


To go visit Wat Muang (Ang Thong), you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Wat Muang (Ang Thong) ?

To go to Wat Muang, you must first go to Ang Thong city (there are minivans leaving from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit) and then from bus terminal take a tuk-tuk that will probably offer you a formula in which he will be waiting for you and take you back to the terminal when you will have finished visiting. But you can also catch minivans 951 or 952 from the main road that will drop you off at the beginning of the road leading to the temple for 20 bahts. And you will have to walk the last 500 meters.
To go to Ang Thong from Lopburi, take a minivan near the bus terminal. The pediment of the terminal in front of you turn left to the market then the first road on the right just at the beginning of the market. The minivans are at the end of the street at the corner on the right (50 THB - 45 minutes). From Ayutthaya, you also have to take a minivan to Ang Thong (you can arrange it with an agency like Tour With Thai next to Tony's Place) otherwise, a private taxi can take you there, wait for you and bring you back for around 1000 THB.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Muang (Ang Thong) is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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