|WAT SAPHAN NGOEN (วัดสะพานเงิน)
|Wat Saphan Ngoen or the Monastery of the Silver Bridge is a defunct monastery
once located on the city island in the eastern part of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai Sub-district.
The monastery was situated on the crossing of Khlong Nai Kai (present Khlong
Makham Riang) and Pa Thon Street, as thus in the vicinity of the bridge over the canal.
The temple stood on Khlong Nai Kai's west bank, easy accessible via the waterways.
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.
The site is indicated on Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926 and was
located in geographical coordinates: 14° 21' 15.54" N, 100° 34' 28.64" E.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated May 2015
|(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
|(Detail of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Dr. Surat Lertlum, Chulachomklao Royal