WAT MONTHIAN (วัดมณเทิยร)
Wat Monthian or the Monastery of the Royal House was located on the city island in
the western area of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai Sub-district. The temple was located
south of an ancient canal called
Khlong Chang Maha Chai and stood south of Wat
Lokaya Sutharam and east of Wat Jom Thong.

There are no traces anymore of the former monastery. Houses have been built on the
site. The temple has been classified as disappeared.

The site is mentioned on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin’s map drafted in 1926 in more
or less the same position as on a
mid-19th century map. On the latter the monastery is
called Wat Racha Monthian (วัดราชมณเฑิยน)  and it is marked with the presence of a
chedi.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.

Wat Monthian was located in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 10.77" N, 100° 33' 13.38" E.
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - October 2009
Updated April 2011, January 2015
Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno 1926
(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
1926)
Detail of a 19th century map
(Detail of a 19th century map - map is orientated S-N)
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)