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Jim Thompson House

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
662-216-7368
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Ranked #13 of 220 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It has changed a lot since my last visit 15 yrs ago. Back then it was more low key and a bit off the beaten track. No tours. Although I must say that I loved the tour and had an excellent guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

As the title suggests upon entering Jim Thomson you quickly forget that you are in Bangkok. There is just a wonderful calm feeling when you enter the site. We had to wait a few minutes for the next tour, but this just gave you more opportunity to taken in the surroundings. The your guide was very good and explained everything.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Take the BTS to National Stadium and follow the signs. When you get to the bottom of the steps double back on yourself then first on your right. It's at the bottom on your left. You can not miss it !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The story of Jim Thompson is very interesting and the house is as well as you learn how the Thai people live in their traditional houses

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Haiku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is much more that i thought it would be......very beautiful gardens as well as a stunning antique collection......very tasteful.......unlike any other in thailand......be sure to go to the little farmers market next door.....small but nice with live music and nice food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Jim Thompson House is near the National Stadium BTS, maybe about a 10 min stroll through a nearby soi (street). Set amid lush settings, it houses many of Jim Thompson's mostly Asian art and antique collections. There is a compulsory guided tour on the main level of the house which require all to remove their footwear. After which, you... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Jim Thompson House once years ago. Besides the beautiful teak house, I wasn't too impressed or I didn't appreciate the collection. But this time, I enjoyed it very much: it was well organized from entering the place, buying tickets (Baht 100- adult, 50- children. We had a 9-year-old got in for free), then we were organized to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This house belinged to a american named Jim Thompson, who moved here and started silk industry. He went missing in a visit to indonesia and now his old house and all the collectibles are a museum. The tour if the hiuse is quite interesting and it costs only 100 Bhat. Visit if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful house and vision JT had! How wonderful to live in a house like that with so many museum quality pieces. Of course his disappearance just adds to the mystery. Definitely go if you're in BKK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful sights, lovely guides, wonderful atmosphere and fantastic information throughout. Was initially dubious about looking round a random house of an american silk trader but was really interesting and what a wonderful example of traditional Thai housing. Also very pretty fauna and huge koi ponds :) Can't wait to come back and show my partner

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