“The largest sitting buddha image inThailand, paint in gold color surrounded by rice paddy fields.”

Wat Muang, meaning the purple temple, is located in the countryside off the highway 3195, about 8 km away from the city.  Hightlight is the largest sitting buddha image in Thailand, measuring 84 meters tall or 92 meters including the pedestal.

The ordination hall is circled by the largest lotus petals, enshrining a hightly revered silver image of Buddha. Museum of the temple is called 'Viharn Kaew', opening on weekends at 9:00-17:00 hrs. The museum displays sacred objects, antiques and figures of nationally venerated monks. The upper floor houses the first and largest silver holy Buddha image.

There are depictions of heaven and hell, a Thai deity paradise, a Chinese deity paradise, and a huge statue of Quan Yin (Goddess of Mercy).  Additinnally, there are figures narrating the history of the Thai-Burmese battle in Wiset Chai Chan. Behind the temple, there is a fish preserve, where Ang Thong signature treats and souvenirs are for sale.

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To get there, from Ang Thong-Wiset Chai Chan route (Highway No. 3195) turn at Km 29 for 1 kilometer; the temple will be on the left side of the road

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