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Jim Thompson House

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
662-216-7368
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Jim Thompson House on the first full day of our honeymoon. It was a decent walk from our hotel (Renaissance Bangkok) - maybe 20 minutes or so. My guess is that it would take a little less time, but we were walking in the middle of protest pop-up markets so it took us a little... More

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Honolu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you have a couple of hours to kill, and you're looking for an easy, low keyed excursion, this is the perfect place to visit. You'll pay a few THB for the guided tour, but it's well worth the money. As others have mentioned, it's a step back in time. You'll see artifacts from early last century to many hundreds... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

very good restaurant, interesting small museum and outstanding silk and gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We are not normally museum type people, however following the guidebook and other recommendations made our way to Jim Thompson's house. We took the sky train to National Stadium and it is about 5 mins walk from there along the canal. Not sign posted very well, but there is actually a courtesy tuk tuk from the station which is well... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's a nice tranquil part of town. I did the tour which is about 45 mins long and they take you through the gardens and house and explain the cultural history of the place all the old artefacts within. It's a nice change of pace in a pretty busy city and if your new to Thailand it's a great way... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The house is amazing and the tour is very nice. Take the boat ferry and travel with the locals to get there - its quite an experience for few Bahts....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very professional. Interesting to see the architecture and hear the life story of the man - not as boring as I expected. A little hard to find and not super well marked (a couple signs), but its a little different than the shopping/wat-ing of Bangkok. Gift store seemed fairly overpriced as well. Budget about 1-2 hours for a visit to... More

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to Jim Thompson's House twice now. Never heard of him before the first visit but after reading a book of his dissapearance, going a second time was a must. The guides are very knowledgeable and althought there was a lot of people there the wait wasn't long. A visit to Jin Thompson's House is highly recommended.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the one at National Stadium and great atmosphere, a combination of shopping, making of Thai silk, restaurant and nice landscape. Thai food we ordered were delicious, small portion and expensive. Looking around, we find more foreigners than locals dining there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Jim Thompson house gives a good flavor of Thai and western culture. The traditional architecture of the house coupled with the serene gardens is a good visit if you are interested in visiting some cultural places. The statues of Buddha and others dating back to ancient centuries is a wonder in itself. The place gives a good mix of architecture,... More

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