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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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Tour the house, visit the shop and cafe. They also offer free golf cart ride from the house to the nearest skytrain station. (Great service to avoid the blazing sun).

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Tour the house, visit the shop and cafe. They also offer free golf cart ride from the house to the nearest skytrain station. (Great service to avoid the blazing sun).

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Jim Thompson's house is a beautifully built wooden house made up of four/five houses. It has some very interesting antiques, statues and paintings. There is a shop selling high quality (and high priced) silk products and a cafe/restaurant. The gardens are a relaxing oasis in busy Bangkok however do bring mosquito spray!

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely experience. A guided tour of the unique house built from several old traditional Thai teak houses. An insight into the history of the region as well as the rebuilding of the silk industry. An opportunity to see silk production on a small scale and to purchase from a lovely, though expensive gift shop. The on site John Thompson Restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The tour takes about 40 minutes but there is a nice gift shop with A/C while you wait and afterwards a small café for a cool drink

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this place. Lots of history to learn from and the silk is amazing. This is worth seeing and spending a bit of time at

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When in Bangkok, a visit to the Jim Thompson House is a must. Sericulture is an art not just silk yarn spinning. Jim Thompson has made a great contribution to the Thai silk industry. The bags and other items are not only of the best quality but less pricey than those branded ones like Kate Spade!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The visit was nice and the place is very interesting. But be warned - they don't have AC in the tour so it is going to get HOT in middle of day especially in April and May. I should have taken the advise of going in first thing in morning... but at 2 pm in May, the tour was REALLY... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well organised short tour of Jim Thompson's house & an incite into his life. What a shame that the mystery of his disappearance hasn't been solved. Every artefact has been well preserved & the house lovingly looked after. The gift shop is worth a visit too if you're after good quality silk & cotton garments. There's a good range of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's nice to visit Jim Thompson's house and learn the history of silk in Bangkok. I enjoyed walking through the houses, having lunch at the restaurant and shopping for silk.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

All the silk products are lovely: the scarfs, the clothes, accessories, the home decorations, and last but not least, the food was scrumptious!

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