Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat monastery, (in) Lop Buri, Thahanbok Lop Buri, TH

Raw data

"That there were monks of both schools, Theravada and Mahayana, in Lopburi during those days, is indicated in a stone inscription in the Cambodian language, found in a Brahmanic Temple within the vicinity of Lopburi city itself."
- Kusalasaya (2006–2013).

Minor stupa at Wat Mahathat - Lopburi Thailand

The Fine Arts Department has restored the large 12th-century Khmer Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat, considered one of the city's oldest. During Lopburi's heyday, it was the town's largest monastery, a fact clearly shown on a map drawn by French cartographers in 1687. A tall laterite tower still stands and features a few intact lintels and some ornate stucco. There is also a large wíhaan added by King Narai. Several chedi and smaller towers dot the grounds.

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 08, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 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 Sri Rattana Mahathat monastery, TH.

General location of the Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat monastery, TH.
Lat 14.7987 Long 100.6139
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20TH)&ll=14.7987,100.6139&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Thailand:Changwat Lop Buri

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 14.7987 Long 100.6139 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 08 Jan 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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 - Kusalasaya (2006–2013).
  • Mahayana - Kusalasaya (2006–2013).

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p - tmciolek 08 Jan 2013
  • 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 08 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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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

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