|WAT CHANG NOI (วัดช้างน้อย )
|Wat Chang Noi or the Small Monastery of the Elephant was situated off Ayutthaya's
Chang Yai, Moo 1, east of road No 309, in the immediate vicinity of Wat Chang Yai.
In situ is a commemoration sala with a sitting Buddha statue in the Bhumisparsa hand
gesture (mudra) also called Maravijaya or Victory over Mara mudra. The statue is
called Phra Buddha Maha Chakraphat.
There are apparently no traces anymore of the former monastery, with exception of the
remains of some Buddha statues under a Bodhi tree (Ficus Religiosa).
Likely there was a connection between this former temple and Wat Chang Yai.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction is unknown.
The site is located in geographical coordinates: 14° 24' 3.32" N, 100° 32' 17.00" E.
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Update April 2014
|(East side view)
|(Main Buddha statue)
|(Pieces of broken Buddha statues)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)