WAT PA NAI (วัดป่าไน)
Wat Pa Nai or "The Monastery of the Inner Grove" is a vanished monastery once
located on the city island outside the
Historical Park in Pratu Chai sub-district. The
temple stood on the present premises of the
Chao Sam Phraya Museum, north of Rojana
Rd.

There are no visual traces of the monastery left at ground level.

Its historical background and period of construction are not known.

The site is indicated on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin's (PBR) map drafted in 1926.  PBR
indicated this monastery in a marshy area formed by the confluence of
Khlong Chakrai
Noi and a connecting canal towards Khlong Pratu Thep Mi; south of the old Talaeng
Kaeng street.

A
mid-19th century map shows Wat Pa Nai in the same area, taken into reference the
Chakra Noi canal and the location of the main city tower (Ho Luang).
Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - January 2009
Review February 2011
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)