WAT KHANGKHAO (วัดค้างคาว)
Wat Khangkhao or the Monastery of the Bat was situated off the city island in the
western area of Ayutthaya in Ban Pom sub-district. The monastery was situated west of
Wat Tha (Ka Rong).

In situ stands a monastic structure; a heavily eroded central base of a chedi.

This monastery does not figure on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926 and
could at that time have been considered as being part of Wat Tha. Nevertheless locals in
its vicinity told us it was not belonging to Wat Tha and should be considered as a
separate monastery.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction is unknown.

The site is located at Geo Coord: 14° 21' 28.44" N, 100° 32' 30.07" E.
Chedi in situ
Chedi in situ
Chedi in situ
Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2009
Updated February 2014
(Chedi in situ)
(Chedi in situ)
(Chedi in situ)