Text & photographs by Ken May - September 2009
Main chedi of Wat Worachetharam
The Buddha image of the prayer hall or vihara
The ordination hall or ubosot
View from the north-east
Satellite chedi on site
Addendum

The site is indicated on a mid-19th century map in an identical position as on Phraya
Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926. The mid-19th century map indicates the
existence of a chedi. On the latter map the monastery is called
Wat Chetharam
(วัดเชฐาราม), while on PBR's map it is called Wat Worachetharam (วัดวรเชษฐาราม).

The suffix "tharam" is used in Sanskrit  for a comparative and superlative form (great -
greater, strong - stronger).
Addendum & maps by Tricky Vandenberg
Updated 24 March 2016
WAT WORACHETTHARAM (วัดวรเชษฐาราม)
(View from the north-east)
(The ordination hall or ubosot)
(The Buddha image of the prayer hall or vihara)
(Satellite chedi on site)
(Main chedi of Wat Worachetharam)
Wat Worachettharam is located directly west of the Royal Palace. It is situated within
Detail of a 19th century 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 Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
1926)
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map