|WAT JOM THONG 2 (วัดจอมทอง)
|Wat Jom Thong or the Monastery of the Golden Peak was located on the city island
in the western area of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai sub-district.
The site is indicated on a mid-19th century map. The monastery was situated on the
north bank of Khlong Tha Phra also called Khlong Klaep between Wat Lanthom Noi
and Wat Chang.
On Phraya Boran Rachathanin's (PBR) map drafted in 1926, there is a temple
denominated Wat Jom Thong but situated to the east of Wat Suan Luang and south of
Wat Rat. The positions of Wat Jom Thong on both maps does not match.
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level. I think it would
be unjust to conclude that there were only monasteries situated at the origin and near the
mouth of Khlong Tha Phra and nothing in between them. There should have been more
monasteries along this canal as indicated by the mid-19th century map. I presume this
area was already cleared of temple ruins prior Phraya Boran Rachathanin's arrival in
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.
The mid-19th century map indicates the presence of a chedi.
The site must have been approximately situated in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 9.04" N, 100°
33' 3.29" E.
|Text & photograph by Tricky Vandenberg - April 2011
Review April 2013, May 2014
|(Detail of a 19th century map - map is orientated S-N)