|WAT WIHAN KHIAN (วัดวิหารเขียน)
|Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated March 2016
|Wat Wihan Khian or the Monastery of the Sermon Hall of Writing is located off the
city island in the southern area of Ayutthaya in Samphao Lom Sub-district.
The defunct monastery was situated just south of Wat Khok Sung. In situ is a mound
covered in dense vegetation. There were no traces of any brickwork seen.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
The monastery is mentioned on Phraya Boran Ratchathanin's map drafted in 1926.
The site is situated in geographical coordinates: 14° 20' 31.04" N, 100° 33' 58.40" E.
|(Site view of Wat Wihan Khian)
|(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)