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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

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Admire the artful curation of traditional Thai design at Jim Thompson House, a complex of buildings collected from across the country in the 1950s and 60s. The brainchild of American businessman Jim Thompson, this estate brings together classic architectural examples in one place and today offers an interesting introduction into traditional Thai arts and crafts, such as silk spinning. Relax under the verandas of the cool, rust-colored buildings, and admire the work of local craftspeople before enjoying a meal at the onsite restaurant. Using our online itinerary creator, Bangkok attractions like Jim Thompson House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In the middle of Bangkok's business district, this is a surprising oasis of tranquility. Guides show you around the teak house with its fine treasures. Good cafe alongside.  more »
  • Jim Thompson, famous for its silk industry brand hear stories, visit to buy souvenirs, but also their price too expensive colored silk products, gorgeous, he did not shut up is impressive. Just a guided tour in English lang in Chinese was 3-40 minutes to apply through a tour of Bangkok's traditional approach to explore every inch of the Jim Thompson House, listening to the commentary of the guide program in spite of the hot weather really very nice exotic background photo-op;)
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  • After a long flight we wanted to do some sightseeing without going too far from the hotel. It was interesting learning about Jim. The architecture of the house and the furniture inside was very rare a...  more »
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  • Excellent museum with a very informative tour included in the ticket price. You will learn about its namesake, a man who loved Thailand so much that he moved there and established a bustling silk business which put this beautiful product on the international market. So worth it. Do take a look at the beautiful pond fish and the restaurant. Also, if you stick around after your tour, be sure to see a short traditional Thai dance feature and witness silk weaving with your own eyes.
  • Too many development surrounding the house that made it too noisy with noise from the construction sites unlike when I came to the house in 2003 the place was really quieter and secluded. Last time I can go in and just walk around the courtyard without getting forced to pay for the tourist guide. Its THB 150 for English or Chinese tourist guide that give really good history lesson about Jim Thompson and his house and tour for 15 minutes or less. No photos allowed in the house and the items they sell in shop is quite expensive.
  • True Man about Town Who Went places Jim Thompson's story is as fascinating as this cute little gem of a place bang in centre of Bangkok. But you may as well have entered another dimension, because it looks like something out of Jumanji, but highly curated. Jim Thomson was adventurer,spy, avid collector of Thai houses (!!) and a revolutionary merchant of Thai silk- something that almost deified him in Thailand.Jim Thompson's house is actually 6 Thai Houses mashed together in a jewel box garden of ferns , palms and orchids- a great place when you have time but are too hungover to do anything apart from sheltering in a museum.The guide was hysterical ( "Please don't take pictures inside the house because we need to make money by selling our pictures") .The attached restaurant is gold class for Thai food.Everything is lip smacking delicious, carefully presented and great value for money. I thought the attached Thai silk goods shop was ridiculously expensive but I saw people buying lot of stuff- may be I ll go back when I win that lottery. Oh yes, you can keep going back- it's like that .
  • Really enjoyed the beauty of the architecture and teak wood. Gardens and koi fish are also very impressive. English tour was informative and guide was very knowledgeable. Staff were very friendly and the visit was well worth the 150 baht paid.
  • Nice place to relax. Guide was professional. Could see Jim Thomson's enthusiasm about architecture, silk and love of Thai. Store sells stuffs bit expensive. Recommend to visit Jim Thompson's factory store if you want to buy with reasonable price. You can google it.

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