WAT PRASAT 1 (วัดปราศาท)
Wat Prasat or the Monastery of the Castle (Tower) was located on the city island in
the southern part of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai Sub-district, east of the
Somdet Phra Sri
Nakharin Park.

The monastery was situated between
Khlong Chakrai Yai and Khlong Chakrai Noi. It
stood along one of the most important streets of the city, being the
Maha Rathaya Street
also called Thanon Luang, a laterite paved road, about 12 meters wide, which ran
through the center of the capital and linked the
Royal Palace with the southern city gate.
Wat Prasat was located west of the temple cluster made by
Wat Khok Khemi, Wat
Khok Khema and Wat Khok Yai Mi.

The remnants of the temple stands on what is now the Ayutthaya Hospital. Only a large
octagonal base of a chedi in the classic Ayutthayan style and its toppled part are visible.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.

The site is indicated on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin's (PBR) map drafted in 1926. The
temple is situated north of what PBR mentions as Thanon Rong Krai (street).

The restored ruin of Wat Prasat is located in Geo. Coord.: 14° 20' 37.77" N, 100° 33'
39.26" E.
Chedi from Wat Prasat, view from the east
View from the south
View from the north
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2010
Updated March 2015
(Chedi from Wat Prasat, view from the east)
(View from the south)
(View from the north)
Detail of a 19th century map
Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno 1926
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
(Detail of a 19th century map - Courtesy of the Sam
Chao Phraya Museum - map is orientated S-N)
(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
1926)
(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)