WAT SATDICHON (วัดสาทดีชน)
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2009
Reviewed April 2011, April 2013
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
Wat Satdichon is located on the city island in the southwestern area of Ayutthaya in
Pratu Chai sub-district. The monastery stood on the north bank of
Khlong Tha Phra also
called Khlong Klaep.

The former temple was situated just north of
Wat Cho on the opposite side of the canal.
In its immediate vicinity were
Wat Chang, Wat Pa Sai and Wat Pa Sathon.

Wat Satdichon, Wat Chang and Wat Pa Sai were situated closely to each other.
A 2007 Fine Arts Department (FAD) map based on conducted excavations shows the
location of the three temples, which could lead to the conclusion that the structures were
part of one single monastery. On the
mid-19th century map we find the indication of Wat
Chang in this area. Why Phraya Boran Rachathanin has divided this area (contrary to the
mid-19th C map) in a location with three temples in close proximity, is not known.

There are no traces of foundations or brick work at ground level and the temple is
classified as disappeared.

The site is mentioned on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926.

Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.

There is a monastery named Wat Kradichon (วัดกระดีชน) indicated on a mid-19th
century map north of Wat Chang, but I believe this should be the location of
Wat Sra
Monthon today.
(Extract of a 2007 FAD GIS map)