WAT SI LIAM 1 (วัดสี่เหลี่ยม)
Wat Si Liam or the "Square Monastery" is located off the city island in the northern
area of Ayutthaya in Lum Phli sub-district, village 1.

The monastery was situated on the west bank of the old
Lopburi River, at present
Khlong Hua Ro. Wat Pom Raman stands north at the opposite bank of the canal, while
Wat Phraya Maen, Wat Dokmai and Wat Bua stood in the south.

The brick ruin can be accessed along road # 3060, on the road's east side.

"Si Liam" which means "four edges" (1), describes the rectangular form of the building.
The lower base of the structure is in "junk-shape", typical for a construction of the Late
Ayutthaya period (1629 - 1767).

Its historical background and exact period of construction are unknown.

The ruin is indicated on 1974, 1993 and 2005 Fine Arts Department (FAD). On the
1993 FAD map the structure received no denomination. The ruin is situated in Geo
Coord: +14° 22' 48.88" N, +100° 33' 21.82" E.

Another temple bearing the same name is located off the city island in the eastern area in
Phai Ling sub-district.


(1) สี่ - four / เหลี่ยม - edge.
Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Reviewed October 2011
(View of the ruin of Wat Si Liam)
(View from the west)
(View from the south)
(Extract of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Dr. Surat Lertlum, Chulachomklao Royal
Military Academy)
(Extract of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)