WAT SRI RACHA
at Sri Racha
or the "Monastery of the Glorious King" was located on the city island
in the western area of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai sub-district.
The site is only indicated on a
mid-19th century map
and does not feature on
Boran Rachathanin's (PBR) map
drafted in 1926, which shows only an empty space in
The monastery was situated on the south bank of a canal longing the Talaeng Kaeng
road, also called Thanon Lao. In the west stood
, while on its south stood
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level. Author
presumes this area was already cleared of temple ruins prior Phraya Boran Rachathanin's
arrival in Ayutthaya.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.
Text & map by Tricky Vandenberg - April 2011
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)