WAT KHWIT 1 (วัดขวิด)
Wat Khwid or the "Monastery of the Horn" was located off the city island in the
northern area of Ayutthaya in Khlong Sra Bua sub-district.

The monastery was situated in between
Khlong Pha Lai and Khlong Ban Pla Mo in area
called before
Thung Kaeo. Wat Pa Daeng stood in the south, while Wat Saliang was in
the northeast, opposite Khlong Ban Pla Mo.

Phraya Boran Rachathanin's 1926 map shows Wat Raeng on the north side of Wat
Khwit, but this is not correct as it is generally accepted that Wat Raeng  stood north of
Wat Laiso. Wat Laiso is two hundred meter north of Wat Khwit. The indication of Wat
Chao Ya at the level of Wat Khwit proved also incorrect.

Wat Khwit was surrounded by water; the two canals in the east (Khlong Pla Mo) and
west (Khlong Pha Lai) and the connecting canals in the north and the south, the latter
separating Wat Khwit from Wat Pa Daeng.

In situ we still find traces of this monastery. Brickwork and scattered bricks recalls it
past.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.

The site is indicated on Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map [PBR] drafted in 1926 as on
Fine Arts Department maps drafted in 1974 and 1993.

The ruin is situated in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 53.07" N, 100° 33' 40.84" E.
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2010
Reviewed January 2012
(Remaining brickwork im situ)
(Brick mound)
Site view of Wat Khwit. Photographs taken on 11 January 2012.
(Photographs by Tricky Vandenberg)
(Extract of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted
in 1926)
(Extract of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Dr. Surat Lertlum, Chulachomklao Royal
Military Academy)
(Extract of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)