|WAT KAMPHAENG 3 (วัดกำแพง)
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated January 2014
|Wat Kamphaeng or the Monastery of the Wall was located off the city island in the
southeastern area of Ayutthaya in Khlong Suan Phlu sub-district; east of the railway from
Bangkok to the North.
It is part of a cluster of three monasteries the other two being Wat Ko Noi and Wat
Sangkhawat situated on the west bank of Khlong Ban Krot running parallel with the
present Chao Phraya River.
In situ remains only a brick mound. A Bodhi tree or "Ficus Reliogiosa" stands on the
Wat Kamphaeng is found on a Fine Arts Department map drafted in 1993. Its historical
background and period of construction are unknown.
The site is located in Geo Coord: 14° 19' 47.33" N, 100° 35' 9.26" E.
|(View of the site)
|(Brickwork in situ)
|(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)