|WAT CHUMPHON 3 (วัดชุมพล)
|Wat Chumphon or the Monastery of the Concentration of Troops was located off the
city island in the south-eastern area at Khlong Suan Phlu Sub-district. Wat Phra Non and
Wat Kradok were situated on its eastern side.
The three monasteries could be accessed by the canals Khlong Suan Phlu, Khlong Dusit
and Khlong Phra Non.
Monasteries bearing the same name were found in the northwest (Wat Chumphon 1 -
Wat Tum area), north (Wat Chumphon 2 - Suan Phrik area) and south (Wat Chumphon
4 - Pak Kran area). These monasteries were probably related to warfare and were
concentration points for the local male population, prior to go into battle.
Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown. Some remains of
the temple were excavated by the Fine Arts Department (FAD) in geographical
coordinates: 14° 20' 27.20" N, 100° 35' 15.79" E.
The foundation of the monastic structures have been restored, with exception of the chedi
in the west.
|Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - March 2010
Updated July 2011, April 2014, September 2015
|(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)