WAT MONTHIAN (วัดมณเทิยร)
Wat Monthian or the “Monastery of the Royal House” was located on the city
island in the western area in Pratu Chai sub-district. The temple was located south of an
ancient canal called Khlong Chang Maha Chai and stood south of
Wat Lokaya Sutharam
and east of
Wat Jom Thong.

There are no traces anymore of the former monastery. Houses have been built on
the site. The temple has been classified as disappeared.

The site is mentioned on
Phraya Boran Rachathanin’s map drafted in 1926 in more or
less the same position as on a
mid-19th century map. On the latter the monastery
is called Wat Racha Monthian (วัดราชมณเฑิยน) and it is marked with the presence of
a chedi.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction are unknown.
Text & map by Tricky Vandenberg - October 2009
Text review April 2011
(Extract of a begin-20th century map)
(Extract of a mid-19th century map)