|WAT INTHAWAT 2 (วัดอินทาวาส)
|Wat Inthawat was a monastery situated off the city island in the eastern area of
Ayutthaya in Suan Phlu sub-district. The monastery was named after Indra (Phra In), the
King of Devas, Lord of Heaven and God of Rain, Storm and War.
In situ is a brick mound with - what looks like - some fragmented pieces of sandstone
Buddha images. On top of the brick mound is at present a vihara with some Buddha
statues. The main image is called Luang Phor Thong.
The monastery must have been orientated east towards Khlong Khanom Tan.
This site is not mentioned on any Fine Arts Department map.
The monastery is situated in Geo Coord: 14° 20' 46.72" N, 100° 35' 22.24" E.
There is a monastery with the same name located on Ko Loi (floating island) in the north
The story behind: I found this site early February 2012 when interviewing a villager
near Khlong Khanom Tan regarding Wat Samo. During our chat the man indicated
suddenly that there was another old site in the area. He scribbled some directives on a
piece of paper and after our talk concluded, I immediately visited the indicated site. I was
led by a young clever chap zigzagging in between a cluster of houses to a mound on
which a vihara stood. The site is locally known as Wat In.
|Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - February 2012
|(Brick mound and pavilion of Wat Inthawat)
|(The Buddha image Luang Phor Thong)