WAT SALAK (วัดสลัก)
Wat Salak or the "Monastery of the Chisel" was situated on Ayutthaya's city island in
present Pratu Chai sub-district, bordered by
Khlong Makham Riang.

The monastery stood opposite
Wat Langka on the westbank of Khlong Makham Riang
in former times called Khlong Nai Kai; a canal connecting
Khlong Ho Ratana Chai in the
north-east with the water ring in the south. The canal had its southern mouth at the
Nai Kai
, a water gate situated just west of Phet Fortress. Naresuan Road is situated just
north of this vanished monastery.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.

The site is indicated on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926.
Text by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2010
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)

The monastery features also on a mid-19th century map but on the north side of the road
leading from the
Pa Than Bridge towards Pratu Joa Jin along the Front city canal. This
road was called in earlier times Pa Than Rd, but was renamed Naresuan rd. The
monastery features under the name
Wat Sa on the map.
Addendum & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - January 2011