Phra Pathom Chedi monastery, (in) Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Phanom, TH

Raw data

7th c. CE ruins of a stupa at Wat P'ra Pathom (Groslier 1971:40, 49)

"The first Mon Kingdom in old Siam was known as Dvaravati (or Dvaravatoi) and was at its height from 600 to 1100 A.D. It was situated at Nakorn Pothom (P'ra Pathom) about 30 miles due to the west of Bangkok." -

"The name Phra Pathom Chedi means Holy chedi (stupa) of the beginning. The stupa at the location is first mentioned in Buddhist scriptures of the year 675, however archaeological findings date back to the 4th century. In the 11th century it was overbuilt with a Khmer (Ancient Cambodia) style prang, which was later overgrown by the jungle. The ruin was visited several times by the later King Mongkut during his time as a monk, and after his coronation he ordered the building of a new and more magnificent chedi at the site. After 17 years of construction it was finished in 1870, and the population of nearby Nakhon Chai Si was ordered to move to the newly created town around the chedi" -

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 03, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 03 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 Pathom Chedi monastery, TH.

General location of the Phra Pathom Chedi monastery, TH.
Lat 13.81960 Long 100.06010
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20TH)&ll=13.81960,100.06010&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Phra Pathom Chedi monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Thailand:Changwat Nakhon Phanom

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 13.81960 Long 100.06010 - based on visual identification of the site in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 3 Jan 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

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 03 Jan 2013
  • 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0667-99c - tmciolek 03 Jan 2013

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p - tmciolek 03 Jan 2013

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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