|WAT HIP (วัดหิบ)
|Wat Hip or the Monastery of the Chest was located on Ayutthaya's city island,
east of the Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin Park, in the Ayutthaya Historical Park in Pratu
The site is first indicated on a mid-19th century map northeast of Wat Phram and
south of Wat Som. Phraya Boran Rachathanin [PBR] situates Wat Hip on the east bank
of Khlong Chakrai Yai, more or less opposite Wat Ubosot. In the north lie Wat Som,
while on its east once stood Wat Khok Khemi and Wat Khok Khema. The temple is
situated north of what PBR mentions as Thanon Rong Krai (โรงกราย). The location
of Wat Hip on PBR's map is situated in the vicinity of Wat Pa Fuk on the 19th century
Conclusion of the above is that the location of Wat Hip on both maps does not match.
Finally we find an indication of Wat Hip on a Fine Arts Department archaeological map
drafted in 2007, opposite Wat Jao Phrap.
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.
The site was located in geographical coordinates: 14° 20' 31.68" N, 100° 33' 25.27" E.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2010
Updated May 2014
|(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
|(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)