The Emblem of Angthong

Introduction




     Angthong   originally  known  as  Muang  Wiset  Chai  Chan,  is located  no  the  Noi  River.  According  to the Royal Chronicle of Ayutthaya,    Angthong    was   an   essential   frontier   outpost   of Ayutthaya when fighting with the Burmese. In particular during the last  war ,the  Burmese  encamped at Muang Wiset Chai Chan to attack   Ayutthaya   causing   "the   Battle   at  Bang   Rachan"   in Singburi  the most important event ever recorded in Thai history. Later  during  the  Thonburi  period, Muang Wiset Chai Chan was moved to a new site on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River at Ban  Bangkaeo  and  was  named  "Muang  Angthong"  since its new  location  was  a fertile basin similar to a water and rice bowl of the country. According to traditional belief, any region which is rich  in  rice  and  fish  would  be  similarly a treasure city filling up with  silver  and  gold.  Angthong  is  located  108 kilometers from Bangkok,  and  35  kilometers  from  Ayutthaya. Topographically almost  all  of  the  Angthong area is low plain without any forests or  mountains.  There  are two important rivers : the Chao Phraya River  and  the  Noi  River.  Angthong  is administratively divided into   7  districts;  Amphoe  Muang  Angthong,  Wiset  Chai  Chan, Chaiyo, Pho Thong, Sawaengha, Pa Mok and Samko.

Borders
North:
South:
East:
West:
Sing Buri
Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya and Lop Buri
Suphanburi

Distance from Angthong city of nearby Provinces
Ayutthaya
Lop Buri
Sing Buri
Suphanburi
35 kms.
40 kms.
30 kms.
40 kms.


Distance from Angthong city to its districts
Chaiyo
Pa Mok
Pho Thong
Samko
Sawaengha
Wiset Chai Chan
18 kms.
12 kms.
10 kms.
25 kms.
24 kms.
13 kms.

How to get there
By Bus
     Non-air-conditioned  buses  leave  the  Angthong  Bus  Terminal  from  04.00  a.m.  to 05.00 p.m. every  twenty  minutes.  The trip takes 2 hours. Air-conditioned buses leave the Norhtern Terminal Bus  from  05.40  a.m.  to 07.00 p.m. every 50 minutes. The fare is 61 baht by first-air and 48 baht by seconds- air.  The  distance  is  about  106  kilometres.  for  further  information please contact Tel. (02)9361972,   9362841   For   transportation   between   Ayutthaya   and   Angthong   there   are  air-conditioned  buses  leaving  Angthong  Bus  Terminal from 04.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. from Angthong passing  Pa - Mok  to  Ayutthaya  and  leaving  Ayutthaya  (at  Ayutthaya  bus   terminal   near  Wat Ratchaburana) from 06.30 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. The bus leaves every forty minutes.

By Car
     Route 1  Take  the  Phahonyothin  Highway  (High  way  No.1) from Bangkok and turn onto the Asian Highway (Highway No. 32), passing Amphoe Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, Amphoe Bang Pahan until you reach Angthong. The total distance is about 105 kilometers which is the shortest route.
     Route 2  Take  the  Bangkok - Pathumthani Highway, passing Amphoe Pakkret in Nonthaburi. Then take Highway No. 3111, passing Amphoe Bangsai, Amphoe Sena and Ayutthaya. After that take  Highway  No.  309, passing Amphoe Pa Mok until you reach Angthong. The total distance is about 140 kilometers.
     Route 3  Take   the   new   road   and   cross   Somdet   Phra   Pinklao   Bridge  until  you  reach Talingchan.  Then  turn  onto  Highway  No.  340, passing Nonthaburi, Pathumthani, Ayutthaya and Suphanburi.  After  that  Highway  No.  3195,  passing  Amphoe Wiset Chai Chan to Angthong. The total distance is about 150 kilometers.