Originally constructed by King Narai as a residence for Chevalier de Chaumont, the first French ambassador to Thailand, Vichayen House's most famous resident was actually Constantine Phaulkon, a Greek advisor to the king.
In 1688, while the king lay on his deathbed, Phaulkon was assassinated during a power struggle. Today the house is roofless but the grounds are very well kept and worth wandering through to see what's left of the distinctly European architecture. The complex consists of the residence to the left, a church in the centre and a reception hall on the right along with the remains of water tanks and fountains.
Last updated on 3rd August, 2004.