Wichayen House, Lopburi

The Wichayen House (บ้าน วิชาเยนทร์) is a 17th century ambassador’s royal residence located in Lop Buri, Central Thailand. King Narai the Great, the king of Ayutthaya, built this palace in 1658 for the French ambassadors that visited the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The center of the building complex is a Christian church with a bell tower, which Continue Reading

Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Lopburi

Prasat Phra Prang Sam Yod (พระปรางค์สามยอด) or “Monkey Temple”, is a Khmer-style temple located in Lop Buri, Central Thailand. The temple comprises 3 “prangs” linked to one another by a corridor. During the reign of King Narai the Great, the complex was changed as a Buddhist temple. Previously inside and actually outside, the temple hosts Continue Reading