|WAT SING 3 (วัดสิงห์)
|Wat Sing or the Monastery of the Lion is a ruin of a monastery located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in Pho Sam Ton Sub-
district of Bang Pahan in Ayutthaya Province. The temple was situated on the left bank of the old Lopburi River in a straight line and north of Wat
The history of this monastery and its date of establishment is unknown. In situ is a commemoration vihara with three Buddha images and a chedi.
In the reign of King Chulalongkorn, the villagers of Ban Muang ordered the construction of an ordination hall at Wat Sop Sawan. Chinese workers
built the hall and instead of returning home, they settled down near Wat Sing. Hence the place was called Ban Jek (1) there after.
Wat Sing is situated in geographical coordinates: 14° 25' 51.21" N, 100° 33' 1.07" E.
(1) Jek (เจ๊ก) = an offensive term for referring to a Chinese.
|Text & map by Tricky Vandenberg - December 2012
Updated June 2015