|WAT THA PHO (วัดถ้าโพ)
|Wat Tha Pho or the Monastery of the Landing of the Bodhi Tree was situated on the
city island in the southeastern area at present Ho Ratana Chai Sub-district.
Wat Tha Ma stood in the northwest, opposite Khlong Nai Kai presently called Khlong
Makham Riang; Wat Suwandararam was on its northeastern side; Wat Kamphaeng
was in the north and Phet Fortress in the south.
The monastery was situated on the east bank of Khlong Nai Kai in close vicinity of Pratu
Nai Kai, a water gate giving access to the water ring surrounding the city of Ayutthaya.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are not known.
The monastery is indicated on a map drafted in the mid-19th century and on Phraya
Boran Rachathanin's map of 1926. There are no visual traces left from this temple.
Wat Tha Pho was located in geographical coordinates: 14° 20' 53.09" N, 100° 34'
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2010
Updated October 2015
|(Detail of a 19th century map - Courtesy of the Sam
Chao Phraya Museum - map is orientated S-N)
|(Detail of a 19th century map - map is orientated S-N)
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)