WAT PA MO (วัดป่ามอ)
Wat Pa Mo or the "Monastery of the Forest of the Mound" is a vanished temple once
situated on the city island in the Historical Park in Pratu Chai sub-district.

On Phraya Boran Rachathanin's (PBR) map drafted in 1926,
Wat Pa Phai (no traces
anymore) stood in the north; on its west was
Wat Rak  (no traces anymore); south stood
Wat Nong (aka
Wat Thong - no traces anymore). The site is named on PBR's map as
Wat Pa Mok (วัดป่ามอก).

There are no traces of foundations or brick work at ground level and the temple is
classified as disappeared. Historical data about the monastery and its construction is
unknown.

The monastery could be named after Khlong Pa Mo (ป่าม่อ); a canal which was running
south of its location, being an extension of Khlong Klaeb aka Khlong Tha Phra.

Looking on the mid-19th century map, Wat Thong Pa Mo Noi is positioned south
of Wat Pa Phai and should be logically the location of PBR's Wat Pa Mo.

On comparing the location with PBR's map, Wat Thong Pa Mo Noi matches with Wat
Nong (named Wat Thong on a FAD map). I have to conclude that Wat Thong Pa Mo
Noi on the mid-19th century map covers the site of two temples on PBR's map being
Wat Thong and Wat Pa Mo, hence its denomination bearing the names of both sites.
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - October 2009
Reviewed February 2011
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)
(Wat Thong Pa Mo Noi on the 19th century map seems
to cover the sites of Wat Pa Mo (Wat Pa Mok) and Wat
Thong (Wat Nong) on PBR's map)