Phra Men monastery, (in) Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Pathom, TH

Raw data

7th c. CE ruins of a stupa at P'ra Men (Groslier 1971:49)

Wat Phra Men monastery - Revire (2010:81)

"Wat Phra Men, an important temple site at Nakhon Pathom in the central plains of Thailand from around the 7th to 8th centuries CE, is re-examined for the diverse conclusions that can be drawn from iconographical study of its Buddha images. […] esoteric forms of Mahayana Buddhism may have evolved at Wat Phra Men in Theravada guise. The results of this re-examination should hold implications for other Buddhist sites in Nakhon Pathom and neighboring provinces." Revire (2010:75)

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 05, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 05 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Phra Men monastery, TH.

General location of the Phra Men monastery, TH.
Lat 13.81135 Long 100.06714
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20TH)&ll=13.81135,100.06714&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Phra Men monastery - Revire (2010:81)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Thailand:Changwat Nakhon Pathom

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Wat Phra Men monastery - Revire (2010:81)
  • P'ra Men (Groslier 1971:49)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 13.81135 Long 100.06714 - based on visual identification of the stupa's ruins in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 05 Dec 2013/.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Esoteric school of Mahayana, expressed in Theravada form - Revire (2010:75)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • East. around the 7th to 8th centuries CE - Revire (2010:75)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p - tmciolek 05 Jan 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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