WAT DUSIT (วัดดุสิต)
leading to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. A canal was named after this monastery, and traces
of it can still be seen to its west. This ruin has yet to be renovated.

In situ are the foundation of the sermon hall, some traces of walls, and a number of
collapsed chedi. Most structures have crumbled to the ground making it difficult to
identify. There are still some broken sema stones and detritus of former Buddha images
on site. The bricked floor is still level and easy to see in some places. Several trees have
grown over the remains of some structures.

Locals have encroached onto the remains of this temple. Their houses are adjacent to
monastery property and rubbish is scattered close by. A small shrine has been
constructed beside Wat Dusit. The figurines inside of it are Chinese. It is documented that
a population of Chinese once lived in this area during the Ayutthaya period. There were
rice mills and rice markets beside the canal by Wat Dusit. There is not much else known
about its history or construction date.
Brickwork in situ
Text & photographs by Ken May - April 2009

Wat Dusit earns its name from the Sanskrit word "Tush" meaning "to be content" or
"that in which all desires are satisfied". It is referring to the "Tushita Heaven", the "joyful
heaven or the heavens of the joyous", the fourth Deva heaven above the earth in which
the almost perfect beings, about to become Buddhas, pass their last angelic life before
being born on earth to assume the Buddha hood. [1]

The site is located in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 3.79" N, 100° 35' 30.00" E.


[1] The Wheel of the Law - Alabaster Henry (1871) - Page 177.
Addendum & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - April 2014
(Brickwork in situ)
(Brickwork in situ)
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)