|WAT SIKA SAMUT (วัดสีกาสมุด)
|Wat Sika Samut is located outside the city island in Phai Ling Sub-district, just north of
The monastery is surrounded by a moat, looking like a small island. Following the Fine
Arts Department description in situ, the moat was used as water sema - a boundary for
doing religious rites (Udaka sema).
The site consists of an ubosot or ordination hall and a principal pagoda on the west. The
principal pagoda is bell-shaped on a circular base. The base itself has 20 niches in lotus
petal shape, in which in ancient times Buddha images were situated. Within the
monastery are a number of foundations of chedi rai.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown. According to
archaeological evidence, this temple was built in the Early Ayutthaya period.
The restored ruin of Wat Sika Samut is located in geographical coordinates: 14° 21'
54.90" N, 100° 35' 40.72" E.
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated June 2015
|(Wat Sika Samut seen from Wat Maheyong)
|(View from the north)
|(View from the east)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)