WAT SAM PRATU (วัดสามประตู)
Wat Sam Pratu or the "Monastery of the Three Doors" is located off the city island in
the northern area of Ayutthaya in Wat Tum sub-district, east of Road # 347.

The monastery features on a 1993 and a 2005 Fine Arts Department map.

Wat Sam Pratu stood west of
Wat Tum and southwest of Wat Hong. The temple was
situated within a loop of the old
Lopburi River of which the southern part is at present
called
Khlong Wat Tum and stood on its east bank adjacent of Wat Long Thong.

At a certain moment the loop had been cut straight near
Wat Tha Yak and the northern
tax station towards Wat Klang Raman. The shortcut canal or khlong lat, was called
Khlong Bang Khuat referring to the village Ban Bang Khuat in which vicinity the canal
was dug.

In situ are the remains of some walls of a monastic structure, ubosot or vihara. As it lies
behind private property, it is difficult to access. In the same area is also a mound with a
small wooden deteriorated ghost house.

Some remains of the temple were excavated by the Fine Arts Department (FAD) in Geo
Coord: +14° 23' 43.80" N, +100° 31' 48.85" E (based on 2005 map).

Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
Text, map & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Reviewed August 2011
(Brick mound)
(Remains of a wall to the west)
(Remains of a wall to the west)
(Extract of a 1993 Fine Arts Department map -
Courtesy Khun Supot Prommanot, Director of the 3th
Regional Office of Fine Arts)