WAT LAMUT (วัดละมุด)
Wat Lamut or the "Monastery of the Lamut Tree" (1) was located off the city island in
the northern area of Ayutthaya in Khlong Sra Bua sub-district, Moo 6.

The temple was situated west of the road running parallel with
Khlong Hua Ro (the old
Lopburi River); west of Wat Khae and adjacent to Wat Phisua.

Wat Lamut was set in
Thung Kaeo (ทุ่งแก้ว)  or "field of crystal", an area north of the
city of Ayutthaya bordered on the west and north by
Khlong Sra Bua; on the east by
Khlong Hua Ro and in the south by
Khlong Mueang.

There are no traces visible of the monastery at ground level, but there is still a Ficus
Religiosa or Bodhi tree in situ.

Its year of construction is uncertain. The different editions of the Royal Chronicles of
Ayutthaya give some contradictory information.

The Royal Autograph mentions that Lord Anurak Montri was ordained at this monastery
in the period
King Borommakot (r. 1733-1758) became severely ill (and died shortly
after in May 1758). [1]

The editions of the British Museum and Reverend Phonnarat mention that
(r. 1758-1767) constructed this temple in the year 1759 at the same time as
the "
Monastery of the Garuda". [2]


(1) ละมุด = Manilkara zapota; commonly known as the sapodilla.


[1] The Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya - Richard D. Cushman - p461 / Source: Royal
[2] The Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya - Richard D. Cushman - p472 / Source British
Museum & Reverend Phonnarat.
Text, map & photograph by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Reviewed September 2011
(View of the location of Wat Lamut)
(Extract of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)