LOPBURI HISTORIC CITY  -  Wichayen House   
บ้านหลวงรับราชทูต หรือ บ้านหลวงวิชาเยนทร์  
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 Description:   Wichayen House, or Ban Wichayen, served as a residence for envoys paying courtesy calls to King Narai the Great in Lop Buri. Indeed, the first group of French ambassadors who arrived in 1685 stayed in this beautiful compound. Later on, Greek-native government official Constantine Phaulkon was granted the title of royal minister, ChaophrayaWichayen, and given a house on the western side of the compound, lending the present-day compound its name.
The compound within Ban Wichayen comprises 3 sections: a grand two-storey building made of bricks and a narrow and long one-storey building with an arched entrance in the west. The buildings have maintained their authentic European architectural style; windows and archways reflect the Renaissance style. A Christian church reveals a blend of East and West, with entrance and window facades in the Thai RueanKaeo style.
Wichayen House is located on Wichayen Road, 300 meters from Prang Khaek to the north of PhraNaraiRatchaniwet.
It is open daily from 7.00 am- 5.00 pm except for Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is 50 baht, but a package ticket that includes Phra Prang Sam Yot, WatPhra Si RattanaMaha That and KraisonSiharat Hall is available for 150 baht as well. 
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Mueang     
 City   Tha Hin  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Historic      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM-PM          
 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   150 THB for all sites     Coordinates:    14.803023 N 100.610470 E  
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