Sculptures to explore in Ang Thong
The name "Ang Thong" means 'gold basin', thought to have derived from the basin-like geography of the area, and the golden color of the rice grown in the region
The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big Buddha, is the tallest statue in Thailand, the second-tallest statue in Southeast Asia, and the ninth-tallest in the world. This statue stands 92 m high and is 63 m wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of concrete. The Buddha is in the seated posture called Maravijaya Attitude.