Ang Thong Province

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Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง) is ane o the central provinces (changwat) o Thailand. The name means "gowden bowl" which refer tae Angthong as a central for prosperity as it haes a lot o rice fields.

The neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Sing Buri, Lopburi, Ayutthaya an Suphanburi.

It is luxurious o native handicraft lik, mauldit court dolls, firebrick, an wickerwirk. In Ang Thong, thare are mair nor 200 magnificent an interestin temples, appropriate for Thai chronological study.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ang Thong is a law river flat, crossed bi the Chao Phraya an the Noi river. It haes neither muntains nor forests, but consists o maistly agricultural land. The twa rivers thegither wi mony canals (khlongs) provide enough watter for rice farmin.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ang Thong wis historically kent as Wiset Chai Chan, locatit on the Noi River. It formed an important border toun o the Ayutthaya Kinrick durin the wars wi Burma, as the Noi river served as a naitural obstacle for advancin troops.

Durin the reign o keeng Taksin efter the faw o Ayutthaya the main ceety o the province wis moved tae the Chao Phraya river, an named Ang Thong, as the Noi river haed acome too shallow for transportation.

The name Ang Thong means 'gowd basin', surmised tae come frae the basin-lik geography o the aurie, an the gowden colour o the rice grown in the region.

Ang Thong is the oreegin o Li Ke, the native fowk sang, hametoun o Nai Dok an Nai Thongkaeo, the twa heroes durin Bang Rachan Battle.

Seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial seal shows some gowden lugs o rice in a bowl o watter. This seembolizes the fertility o the province as ane o the major producers o rice.

Provincial tree is the Gaub Tree (Diospyros malabarica).

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Cairt o Amphoe

The province is subdividit intae 7 destricts (amphoe). The destricts are further subdividit intae 81 communes (tambon) an 513 veelages (muban).

  1. Mueang Ang Thong
  2. Chaiyo
  3. Pa Mok
  4. Pho Thong
  1. Sawaeng Ha
  2. Wiset Chai Chan
  3. Samko

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]