|WAT POM NOI (วัดป้อมน้อย)
|Wat Pom Noi or the Monastery of the Little Fortress was located off the city island in
the western area of Ayutthaya in Ban Pom Sub-district. The monastery was located
along the Chao Phraya River above the city and the site can be accessed via road No
3412. North of it was situated Wat Pom Yai. Wat Phukhao Thong was situated at the
opposite side of the Chao Phraya River.
Between Wat Pom Yai and Wat Pom Noi was a canal called Khlong Wat Pom, which
had a junction with the Chao Phraya River. Opposite the mouth of this klong was
another canal leading to Wat Phukhao Thong called Khlong Yai.
There are buildings situated on the site, which is situated on private property. Although
we could not access the site, it is very likely that nothing of this monastery remains above
The monastery's historical background and period of construction are unknown.
The site was located in Geo Coord: 14° 21' 45.89" N, 100° 32' 7.05" E.
|Text by Tricky Vandenberg - August 2009
Updated February 2014
|(View of the canal Khlong Wat Pom)
|(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)