WAT SAM PRATU (วัดสามประตู)
Wat Sam Pratu or the Monastery of the Three Doors is located off the city island in
The monastery features on a 1993 and a 2007 Fine Arts Department map.

The monastery features on 1993 and 2007 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
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
geographical coordinates: 14° 23' 43.97" N, 100° 31' 49.34" E (based on 2007 map).

Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
Text, maps & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - May 2009
Updated August 2011, April 2015
Brick mound
Remains of a wall to the west
Remains of a wall to the west
(Brick mound)
(Remains of a wall to the west)
(Remains of a wall to the west)
(Detail of a 2007 Fine Arts Department GIS map -
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department - 3th Region)