|WAT PA FUK (วัดป่าฟูก)
|Wat Pa Fuk or the Monastery of the MattressQuarterwas situated on the city island
Nakharin Park in Pratu Chai Sub-district. The location is part of Ayutthaya's Historical
The site is indicated on a mid-19th century map. The monastery was situated on the east
bank of Khlong Chakrai Yai, in its northern extension called Khlong Tho, opposite Wat
Bot. Wat Khok Yai Mi was situated in the south, Wat Noi in the west and Wat Thong
Pa Mo Yai in the northeast.
There are no traces anymore visible of the monastery above ground level.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown. The temple must
have been situated in a locality were bedding, such as mattresses, cushions and pillows,
were produced and/or sold. On the oldest map we find written "สนนป่าฟูก", but this is
likely miswritten and should be read as "ถนนป่าฟูก" or Mattress Quarter street.
Phraya Boran Rachathanin has no indication of this temple on his map drafted in 1926,
but positions Wat Hip in its vicinity. Whether Wat Pa Fuk is just another denomination
for Wat Hip or not, I do not know.
Wat Pa Fuk must have been located in Approx. Geo Coord: 14° 20' 31.68" N, 100° 33'
 Markets and Production in the City of Ayutthaya before 1767: Translation and
Analysis of Part of the Description of Ayutthaya - Chris Baker - Journal of the Siam
Society, Vol. 99, 2011 - page 62.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - April 2011
Updated January 2015
|(Detail of a 19th century map - map is orientated S-N)