One of the first sights that greeted foreigners arriving in Thailand 150 years ago was Phra Samut Chedi (พระสมุทรเจดีย์), a brilliant white pagoda on an island in the middle of the river. The locals called it ‘Phra Chedi Klang Nam’, or Pagoda in the river. Over the years the river has silted up even more causing the island to become part of the west bank.
Wat Muang (วัดม่วง) in Ang Thong is a popular destination. The ubosot is surrounded by the biggest lotus petals in the world and within the temple compound, there are figures of heaven and hell, Thai god paradise, Chinese god paradise, and a huge statue of Kuan Im female goddess. But the main attraction now is this giant Buddha statue which is 92 meters high and 63 meters wide. It was completed in 2008.