WAT CHUMPHON 1 (วัดชุมพล)
Wat Chumphon or the "Monastery of the Concentration of Troops" is still in use by the
Buddhist clergy.

In situ are the ruins of a chedi and old ubosot (ordination hall) within a modern temple

The monastery is located off the city island in the northwestern area at Wat Tum
Sub-district, east of road No 309.

Historical data about the monastery and its construction is unknown, but the name of the
monastery let presume that once this was a place to concentrate troops prior to go into

In the temple lies under a tin roof a skull of an elephant, found at the location, being
probably a witness of earlier war preparations in this area.

Monasteries bearing the same name were found in the north (
Wat Chumphon 2 - Suan
Phrik area), southeast (
Wat Chumphon 3 - Suan Phlu area) and south (Wat Chumphon
4 - Pak Kran area).

Wat Chumphon is located in geographical coordinates: 14° 23' 48.61" N, 100° 32'
0.17" E.
Old ordination hall
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Updated April 2014
Chedi in ruin
Old ordination hall
(Old ordination hall)
(Elephant skull)
(Chedi in ruin)
Elephant skull
(Old ordination hall)
Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map
(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)