|WAT SAKAE 1 (วัดสะแก)
|Text, photographs & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - September 2009
Updated April 2011, April 2013, April 2015
|(Path leading to the site - SE corner)
|(View of the site)
|(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
|(Detail of a 19th century map - map is orientated S-N)
|Wat Sakae or the Monastery of the Takeo Bushwillow (1) was located on the city
island of Ayutthaya in the southwestern area in Pratu Chai Sub-district, north of the
Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin Park. The site is part of the Ayutthaya Historical Park.
The former monastery is indicated on a map of the Fine Arts Department drafted in
1993, north of the restored ruin of Wat Wang Chai and west of Wat Hoi Khong.
Wat Sakae was located on the bank of an ancient canal system likely altered by the
construction of the Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin Park.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are not known.
We found an un-excavated brick mound covered in vegetation about one hundred meter
south of the remains of the Tha Phra Canal. After studying the maps, this position seems
to correspond with Wat Sakae on Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map.
A monastery in the same location was named Wat Khon on a mid-19th century map.
The site is situated in Geo Coord: 14° 20' 40.58" N, 100° 32' 54.82" E.
(1) Scientific name: Combretum Quadrangulare.
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)