WAT NOM DUAN (วัดนมด้วน)
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - August 2009
Updated September 2011, January 2015
Detail of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map
Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map
(Detail of a 1974 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Dr. Surat Lertlum, Chulachomklao Royal
Military Academy)
(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)
Wat Nom Duan was located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in
Khlong Sra Bua Sub-district. The name of the temple is a bit weird as it can be translated
as the
Monastery of the Amputated Breast.

The monastery stood in an area called before
Thung Kaeo, along the east bank of
Khlong Ban Pla Mo; a canal running adjacent to Khlong Sra Bua and which probably ran
into the old
Lopburi River. The monastery was surrounded by a moat, which west side
was the Ban Pla Mo canal.

The temple was located south of
Wat Saliang, north of Wat Pho and east of Wat Khwit.
At present there are no traces visible of this temple above ground level.

The monastery is indicated on 1974, 1993 and 2007 Fine Arts Department (FAD)
maps. Based on the 2007 FAD map, some remains of the temple were excavated by the
Fine Arts Department (FAD) in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 57.64" N, 100° 33' 35.69" E.

This area of excavation situated west of
Khlong Pha Lai though seems not to match with
the position of Wat Nom Duan indicated on the 1974 and 1993 FAD maps, which put
the temple east of the canal. Following the two latter maps, the monastery should have
been situated in the approx. Geo Coord: 14° 21' 52.64" N, 100° 33' 49.39" E.
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region / Be
aware the position of Wat Pa Daeng on this map is