WAT CHI THAMMO (วัดชีธรรโม)
Wat Chi Thammo or the Monastery of the Dharma Nun - also called Wat Sri
Thammo (วัดศรีธรรโม), in this case translated as the
Monastery of the Splendid
- was located off the city island in the southern area of Ayutthaya in Samphao
Lom sub-district. (1) It was situated on the south bank of the
Chao Phraya River, west
Wat Khun Phrom.

In situ, close to the waterfront, the foundation of a small monastic building still can be

Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.

The site is indicated on a
mid-19th century map (วัดชีทำโม) and on Phraya Boran
Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926 (วัดชิธรรโม) .  

Some remains of the temple were excavated by the Fine Arts Department (FAD) in Geo
Coord: +14° 20' 36.41" N, +100° 34' 1.26" E.


(1) Literally the sub-district of the capsized junk. The area was known before as Ban
Samphao Lom.
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2009
Updated June 2011
Scattered bricks & tiles
Remaining foundations of Wat Chi Thammo?
View of the brick mound
(View of the brick mound)
(Scattered bricks & tiles)
(Remaining foundations of Wat Chi Thammo?)
Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno 1926
(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
Detail of a 19th century map
(Detail of a 19th century map - Courtesy Sam Chao
Phraya Museum)
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)