|WAT KHWIT 2 (วัดขวิด)
|Wat Khwit is located off the main island in the northwest. It can be seen on the southern
side of Highway #3060 leading toward the West. This temple should not be mistaken for
another temple under the same name along Khlong Pla Mo.
There isn’t much left of this ruin. In situ is a single chedi that has greatly eroded – making
it difficult to identify or date. This chedi is covered by a lot of vegetative growth.
Nevertheless, some visitors have wrapped it with yellow cloth and built a large wooden
spirit house beside it. There is also a structure nearby that resembles part of a wall. This
is covered by a dirt mound and several trees. The usual scattering of bricks can be found
all over this property.
The history of this monastery is unknown. It first appears on a 1993 Fine Arts
Department map; however, its location on this map is slightly inaccurate as Highway
#3060 had yet to be constructed.
|Text by Ken May - April 2009
|(Remains of Wat Khwit - north side)
|(Remains of Wat Khwit - south side)
Wat Khwit or the Monastery of the Horn was located off the city island in the northern
area of Ayutthaya in Wat Tum sub-district, east of Highway # 347.
The monastery features not only on a 1993, but also on a 2007 Fine Arts Department
Some remains of the temple were excavated by the Fine Arts Department (FAD) in Geo
Coord: 14° 23' 19.94" N, 100° 31' 46.70" E (based on 2007 map).
Wat Khwit stood south of Wat Long Thong on the west bank of the old Lopburi River.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
|Addendum, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - August 2011
Updated December 2014
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)