|WAT TAKHE (วัดตะเข้)
|Wat Takhe or the Monastery of the Crocodile 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 Phraya
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. Wat Takhe was situated between Wat Si Racha and Wat
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.
Wat Takhe must have been approximately located in geographical coordinates: 14° 21'
2.17" N, 100° 33' 10.62" E.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - April 2011
Updated August 2015