|Text by Ken May - March 2009
Maps by Tricky Vandenberg - September 2013
|WAT FAI MAI (วัดไฟไหม้)
|Wat Fai Mai was once located east of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon in the eastern sector
of Ayutthaya, outside of the city island. Unfortunately, this monastery may have been
destroyed. Private residences have been constructed around this site, and this location is
prone to common seasonal flooding. A local resident explained that Wat Fai Mai's
remains are completely under water. This may be an example of another temple lost
during the process of re-urbanization.
No historic information is known about Wat Fai Mai or what it originally looked like.
Evidence suggests that earth walls were once located near this site but were later torn
down to create more rice fields. Some researchers have also theorized that the old Pa
Sak River, or a tributary canal, once passed by this area, connecting to a place
somewhere near Wat Phanan Choeng. Wat Fai Mai could have been accessible via this
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)