Wat Phanom Yong  -  
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 Description:  Wat Phanom Yong or the Monastery of Wet nurse Yong is an active monastery located off the city island in the northern area in Tha Wasukri sub-district. It is situated on the north bank of Khlong Mueang, the old Lopburi River in earlier times. Wat Sala Pun lies in its vicinity.
The history of this monastery is rather vague (as most of the ancient monasteries in  Ayutthaya). The monastery was likely built in the reign of King Narai (r. 1656-1688). 
The story goes that the area once was a garden owned by a wet nurse of King Narai.
This wet nurse (Phra Nom) was named Phrayong. Upon her death a monastery was built  and named in her honor. Its initial name was Wat Phranom Yong an aggregation of  Phranom and Yong. Around 1923, someone spelled the name of the temple slightly  differently, deviating the original meaning of its original name - local people tended not to pronounce the letter "r" and the temple became known as Phanom Yong. The temple was deserted after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767.
Wat Phanom Yong was rebuilt by King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910). The Phanomyong family still takes care of this temple. The old Phanomyong residency, which is now a memorial, is located on the opposite bank of the city canal and can be reached by a bridge.
The ubosot  has a double tiered roof. The elevated front porch has three entries, while the roof is supported by four columns. The base of the hall is curved (junk shaped) indicative of a construction of the Late Ayutthaya (1629 - 1767) and Early Ratanakosin (1782 - 1851 A.D.) period. The ubosot is surrounded by a wall, separating the sacred world within from the secular bustle outside.
In situ stands a vihara containing a large reclining Buddha image.
 Province Ayutthaya  Direction:
 District A. Mueang
 City Tha Wa Su Kri  Comments:  Official Web: Link to Official web site  
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 Entry fee Free GPS : 14.36149, 100.55163  
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