WAT CHANG NOI (วัดช้างน้อย )
Wat Chang Noi or the "Small Monastery of the Elephant" was situated off
Ayutthaya's city island in the northwestern area. The temple is situated in Wat Tum
sub-district, Ban Chang Yai, Moo 1, east of road No 309, in the immediate vicinity of
Wat Chang Yai.

In situ is a commemoration sala with a sitting Buddha statue in the Bhumisparsa hand
gesture (mudra) also called "
Maravijaya" or "Victory over Mara" mudra. The statue is
called
Phra Buddha Maha Chakraphat.

There are apparently no traces anymore of the former monastery, with exception of the
remains of some Buddha statues under a Bodhi tree (
Ficus Religiosa).

Likely there was a connection between this former temple and Wat Chang Yai.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction is unknown.

The site is located in Geo Coord: 14° 24' 3.32" N, 100° 32' 17.00" E.
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Update April 2014
East side view
Pieces of broken Buddha statues
Main Buddha statue
(East side view)
(Main Buddha statue)
(Pieces of broken Buddha statues)
Extract of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
(Extract of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)