|WAT PRASAT 4 (วัดปราศาท)
|Wat Prasat or the Monastery of the Castle is located off the city island in the northern
area of Ayutthaya in Khlong Sra Bua Sub-district.
The monastery was situated in between Wat Phraya Maen and Wat Jong Krom in an
area called before Thung Khwan. Wat Prasat stood northwest and adjacent to Wat Jong
The site, which is roughly 140 meters long on 100 meters wide, has been excavated in
2016 by the Fine Arts Department. Different monastic structures were unearthed in situ.
There are other temples in and around Ayutthaya bearing the same name.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown. The site features only
on Foreign Arts Department (FAD) maps.
The ruins of Wat Prasat are located in geographical coordinates: 14° 22' 32.72" N, 100°
33' 15.58" E.
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated April 2016
|(Brickwork enveloped in a Bodhi tree)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)