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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone Number: 662-216-7368
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Description: This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai...
This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, houses a magnificent collection of Asian art and many unique displays.
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One of the nicest things in Bannock

Lovely house and gardens , very calm and not too busy, tour is very efficient and nice guide,well worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely house and gardens , very calm and not too busy, tour is very efficient and nice guide,well worth the visit

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Mortagne-sur-Sevre, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful example of a traditional, albeit bourgeois Thai home. Interesting tour available in several languages. Would have liked more facts about the history of the house and how Jim Thompson helped resume the Thai silk trade.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well organized and efficient, 30 min guided tour of the "houses" very tasteful and the art objects used in the decoration are superb. Worth the visit

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although easy to get to from the BTS, I didn't understand all of the hype about this place. The buildings are neat to see, but it's a little underwhelming. We had lunch there which was quite good, and the shop is nice, but if you are short on time this is definitely something you could skip.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The history of this man is amazing. We had heard about him from a daughter who had been to see his Museum and work. We had a really nice visit there, and had dinner in the restaurant. great

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Free guided tour, very informative. Take some time to just walk around on your own to really appreciate the house. Not too expensive compared to Grand Palace. "Kids" under 22 get cheaper prices, so feel free to bring your teenage children for a tour. If you don't mind walking, I would recommend starting the day with Jim Thompson, then walk... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Such incredible architecture and you can just breathe fresh air and a gorgeous garden in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The shop on site is gorgeous if expensive but high quality silks.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've visited the Jim Thompson house and it is still my favourite place in Bangkok. The house and gardens are a small paradise and haven in Bangkok. There's a guided tour which takes you though the house and tells of Jim Thompson's love of art and collecting and how he adapted some of the traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the visit. The architecture and artifacts collected by Jim Thompson are quite fabulous, and if you know little about Thai architecture or history, you will learn a lot on this tour. No photographs are allowed inside, so just relax, listen and learn as you observe these beautiful treasures. Really enjoyed learning about this fascinating man and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good setting, but the museum story is just so-so. The shop goods are nice, but pricey. It's a bit off the beaten path and in the chaos around the shopping area that was nice.

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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone Number: 662-216-7368
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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