WAT KLANG TAI





Wat Klang Tai, or the Mid-South Monastery, is a defunct monastery located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in the Suan Phrik Sub-district.


The monastery was adjacent to Wat Klang Raman and south of Wat Pom Raman.


The existence of an adjacent temple site was earlier mentioned by the Chao Awat of Wat Klang Raman in 2011 CE and reconfirmed by locals in April 2016 CE.


The site figures only on a Monthon Krung Kao map drafted in 1916 CE and based on a survey the year earlier.


Houses are built on the former premises of the temple.


Its historical background and construction period are unknown, but the history of Wat Klang Tai and Wat Klang Nuea are likely intertwined.


A Buddhist nun stated that a Buddha image was unearthed on the site of Wat Klang Tai and must now be in the possession of the Fine Arts Department.


Wat Klang Tai was approximately in geographical coordinates: 14° 23' 14.80" N, 100° 33' 3.97" E.


References:


RR160409 - Interview with a Buddhist nun at Wat Klang Raman - Ayutthaya, 9 April 2016 CE.





(View of the area of Wat Klang Tai - April 2016 CE)