|WAT PHLAI CHUMPHON (วัดพลายชุมพล)
|Wat Phlai Chumphon or the Monastery of the Concentration of Elephants was
located off the city island in the eastern area of Ayutthaya in Phai Ling Sub-district on the
east bank of Khlong Ayodhya.
There are no visible traces remaining of this monastery at ground level. (1)
The site was located adjacent to Wat Sing Narai and more or less opposite Wat
Ayodhya. The monastery was separated from Wat Sing Narai by a small canal splitting
off from Khlong Ayodhya and linking with Khlong Maheyong.
At present there is the Ayutthaya Provincial Juvenile Center in situ.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
The temple is only mentioned on a 1993 Fine Arts Department map.
Wat Phlai Chumphon must have been located in approximate geographical coordinates:
14° 22' 4.71" N, 100° 35' 28.10" E.
|Text & maps by Tricky Vandenberg - February 2009
Updated March 2015
|(Detail of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)
|(Ayutthaya Provincial Juvenile Center)