Ang Thong Province
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.
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.
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.
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).
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