Wat Tha Sutthawat

Wat Tha Sutthawat is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in Tambon Bang Sadet.  This ancient temple was constructed in the early Ayutthaya period.  During the war, this site was the trooping route for the army crossing the Chao Phraya River.  Take Ayutthaya Ang Thong route (Highway No. 309) Km 38-39, the temple entrance will be on the left side approximately 17 kilometers before reaching downtown Ang Thong province.

At present, this temple is under the royal patronage of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.  The temple compound is shaded with large trees exhibiting magnificent scene over the bank of the Chao Phraya River.  The royal pavilion stands in the middle of the pond.  Chedi (pagoda) exhibits ancient Buddha images and historical relics.  Monuments of King Naresuan the Great and King Ekathotsarot are besides the pavilion.  Inside the ubosot, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn had her personal painters and drawers from the Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Project draw the mural paintings illustrating Phra Maha Chanok, history of Ang Thong province.  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously drew a mango on this temple wall as well.

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