Chao Phraya Wichayen
King Narai built this Thai-European palace as a residence for foreign ambassadors. Greek diplomat and trader Constantine Phaulkon was...
Wat Sao Thong Thong
Northwest of the palace centre, Wat Sao Thong Thong is remarkable for its unusual Gothic-style windows, which were added by King Narai...
The oldest monument in Lopburi, this 11th-century tower is on a triangular piece of land bordered by Th Wichayen to the north. The...
Wander through the narrow alleyways and take in the sights and smells of this local market. Blood-red strawberries, orange prawns and...
Th Wichayen · interesting places nearby
Chao Phraya Wichayen information
King Narai built this Thai-European palace as a residence for foreign ambassadors. Greek diplomat and trader Constantine Phaulkon was its most famous resident. Phaulkon’s knowledge of European technology helped him gain a place in King Narai’s inner circle. However, jealous courtiers disliked his power and riches, and as Narai lay dying, Phaulkon was arrested and beheaded. The palace is across the street and northeast of Wat Sao Thong Thong.