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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

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#1 of 352 in Museums in Thailand
Must see · Architectural Building · Specialty Museum
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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. Use our Bangkok online trip builder to arrange your visit to Jim Thompson House and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • Well worth a visit for its role in the Thai silk industry. The use of the architecture and the setting was very nice to see. 
    Well worth a visit for its role in the Thai silk industry. The use of the architecture and the setting was very nice to see.  more »
  • The Jim Thompson House has 2 floors of wonderful products. The handkerchiefs (silk and or cotton) are my favorites. 
    The Jim Thompson House has 2 floors of wonderful products. The handkerchiefs (silk and or cotton) are my favorites.  more »
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  • What an interesting visit to this beautiful house. Well incorporating Thai tradition in architectural design and interior decorations. The seamless flow between the house and the beautiful garden is my favourite. The onsite restaurant is also very good and serves good wine and meals. The Jim Thompson store is a good stop for luxury gifts. Enjoy
  • Pretty cool experience. It’s a beautiful and old wooden house with interesting and eccentric additions. Jim Thompson was an American silk tycoon who fell in love with Thailand and made it his permanent home. He disappeared without explanation in Myanmar in the 1960s. He has some wonderful and quite amazing artifacts in the house, including a sculpture from the 7th century. The tour is only 200 baht and it’s fairly informative. The garden is a highlight—it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Overall, this is a good experience, but it’s not incredible. The tour is a bit short, the house is a bit small, and there’s not too much additional “woo” for your buck.

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