WAT SING (วัดสิงห์)
Wat Sing or the “Monastery of the Lion” was located on the city island in the western
area of Ayutthaya in Pratu Chai sub-district. The temple was situated south of a former
canal called
Khlong Fang near its water gate, which made a junction with the Chao
Phraya River
(the former Lopburi River), and the Sat Kop Fortress. Wat Khok lied
north of the temple, while
Wat Sop Sawan and Wat Khok Chang stood on its south.

There are no traces anymore of the former monastery. A Thai Army camp has been
constructed on the site. The temple is classified as disappeared.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.

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, which at present has disappeared as the ancient monastic complex
was leveled to become an army camp.

In the Late Ayutthaya period there was a fresh market in front of the monastery called
Lion's Head Market. [1]


[1] Markets and Production in the City of Ayutthaya before 1767: Translation and
Analysis of Part of the Description of Ayutthaya - Chris Baker - Journal of the Siam
Society, Vol. 99, 2011 - page 65.
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - October 2009
Reviewed April 2011, March 2013
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)