Ong Ang Ancient Building : Pathumthani, Thailand

The Ong Ang kiln, an archaeological remain was discovered in front of Wat Sing temple. It is considered as evidence of the first stage of the Mon settlement in this area in the Ayutthaya period. The Sam Khok water jar is also the biggest container produced from this kiln.

The Ong Ang kiln, an archaeological remain was discovered in front of Wat Sing temple. It is considered as evidence of the first stage of the Mon settlement in this area in the Ayutthaya period. The Sam Khok water jar is also the biggest container produced from this kiln. However, later, the Mon people in Sam Khok town ended production and moved the production site to Ko Kret, Nonthaburi, where Sam Khok water jars have been manufactured in a large number and have been sold along the river to every region before they were overcome by the dragon water jars from Ratchaburi.

The Sam Khok water jar is reddish orange similar to the colour of bricks or Man Pu (crab’s fat). It is quite thick with a narrow mouth. The jar’s neck is attached to its shoulder. Its patterns are parallel lines on its shoulder. It is swelling in the middle and short. Its mouth and bottom are similar in size. At present, ancient Sam Khok water jars can be viewed at Wat Sing and Wat Sam Khok, while the gigantic ones can be witnessed at the Bangkok National Museum.

Ong Ang Ancient Building
Location: O Bo Cho Pathum Thani 2015 Rd. (Bang Na-Bang Toei), Sam Khok, Sam Khok District, Pathum Thani 12160 Thailand




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