|WAT KHAO DIN 1 (วัดเขาดิน)
|Wat Khao Din or the Monastery of the Mount of Earth was located off the city
island in the eastern area of Ayutthaya in Phai Ling Sub-district.
The monastery was situated on the east bank of Khlong Kudi Dao, just opposite Wat
Samana Kottharam. Wat Kuek stood on its south.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
The denomination and location of this temple is questionable. On a 1993 Fine Arts
Department (FAD) map we read Wat Khao Din (วัดเขาดิน), but on an earlier map
drafted in 1974 we find Wat Khun Din (วัดขุนดิน) in the same location.
There are no visible traces remaining of this monastery at ground level. The site was
located in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 39.11" N, 100° 35' 31.56" E.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - February 2009
Reviewed July 2011, March 2014
|(Detail of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Dr. Surat Lertlum, Chulachomklao Royal
|(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)