Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Ang Thong Province

Somdet Wat Chaiyo

  • Wat Chaiyo Worawihan
    This monnastery, located 18 kilometers from Amphoe Muang, houses Phra Maha Phuttha Phim which is in the attitude of meditation. It was built by Somdet Phra Phutthachan (To Phrom Rangsi) of Wat Rakhang during the reign of King Rama IV. This Buddha image is hightly respected by inhabitants of Ang Thong Province and the neighbouring provinces especially for those who collect small Buddha images. They have the indepth knowledge that the ammulets called "Somdet Wat Chaiyo" are very popular and very difficult to be located.
    Wat Chaiyo Worawihan or Wat Ket Chaiyo is the second-class royal monastery. Inside the ubosoth, there are murals depicting scenes of the Lord Buddhas chronicles painted by artisans during the reign of King Rama V, and the moulded statue of Somdet Phra Phutthachan (To Phromrangsi) from Thonburi.

    The Ordintion Hall

    Somdet Wat Chaiyo, the presiding Buddha image in the Ordintion Hall

    A old long-boats made by dug from big tree 'Mai Thachain Thong'

    The Wihan Somdet Phra Phutthachan at the right bank of the Chao Phraya River

    A old Wihan

    Somdet Phra Phutthachan (To Phrom Rangsi) in Phra Wihan

    Wat Chaiyo Worawihan Ѵ Ang Thong Province in larger map