|WAT PHRA RAM (วัดพระราม)
|Wat Phra Ram or the Monastery of Lord Rama also called Wat Cha Ram is a
restored ruin located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in Khlong Sra
Bua sub-district. The area were the monastery is situated is locally called Thung Khwan.
The ruin is located between Wat Sri Pho (active temple) and Wat Jong Klom (restored
On the site is a walled monastic complex consisting of an ordination hall with a principal
chedi and a number of satellite chedi. The ubosot on an elevated base had two entries in
the front and two at the rear. The whole was surrounded by a moat. At the entry gate
there are left and right the foundations of two unknown structures.
According to archaeological evidence the monastery had been restored several times.
The photographic highlight of the site is the eastern entry gate covered in a Bodhi tree.
The site is only indicated on Fine Arts Department maps. Historical data about the
monastery and its construction are unknown. A Fine Arts Department board indicates
the site incorrectly as Wat Phra Ngam.
The restored ruin of Wat Phra Ram is located in Geo Coord: 14° 22' 15.84" N, 100°
33' 19.34" E.
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - November 2009
Updated March 2015
|(Entry gate to Wat Phra Ram)
|(View of Wat Phra Ram from the north)
|(Chedi and remains of the ubosot)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)