|WAT PHRA NGAM 1 (วัดพระงาม)
|Wat Phra Ngam was located on Ayutthaya's city island in the south in Pratu Chai
sub-district. The monastery was located on the bank of Khlong Pa Mo, an extension of
It was situated in an area called Thung Khaek below Khok Khaek. Wat Jingjok was in
the north, Wat Singharam in the south and Wat Am Mae in the east.
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level.
The exact location is presently difficult to determine as maps give slightly different
locations for this monastery.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown. Beside Wat Phra
Ngam on White-clay Quarter Road there were shops selling white-clay powder, made
from old marble; and white, yellow, and black white-clay powder. (1)
The site is indicated on Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map drafted in 1926.
Wat Phra Ngam is indicated on a 2007 Fine Arts Department (FAD) map. In fact it
shows the position of the Lion Bridge. I presume no traces of the defunct monastery
were found by the FAD.
Wat Phra Ngam was located in Geo. Coord.: 14° 20' 54.19" N, 100° 33' 42.46" E.
(1) Chris Baker notes "dinso": a powder made from white clay, used in writing and also
applied to the body like talcum for cooling and whitening.
 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 62.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - March 2010
Updated April 2013, March 2015
|(Detail of Phraya Boran Rachathanin's map - Anno
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)
|(Saphan Sing or the Lion Bridge near the defunct Phra