|WAT SAKAE 2 (วัดสะแก)
|Wat Sakae or the Monastery of the Takeo Bushwillow (1) is a not restored brick
mound located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in Ban Ko Sub-district.
The ruin of the monastery is located at the confluence of the (new) Lopburi River and the
(new) Pa Sak River, opposite Wat Chong Lom island and east of Wat Tong Pu.
The site is located on the premises of the present Wat Tong Pu school.
In situ remains only some brickwork, probably from the old ordination hall, enveloped in
a tree and some broken parts of Buddha statues.
The monastery features on a 1993 Fine Arts Department map but is not denominated.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are not known.
Wat Sakae was located in Geo. Coord.: 14° 22' 23.42" N, 100° 34' 42.75" E.
(1) Scientific name: Combretum Quadrangulare.
|Text, photographs & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - March 2010
Updated August 2011, April 2015
|(Remaining brick work)
|(Fragmented Buddha statues in situ)
|(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)