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Jim Thompson House

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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone Number: 662-216-7368
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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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A beautiful place to spend an hour

The amazing museum contains beautiful artifacts housed in a house that the wealthy Jim Thompson built for himself. The structure is a good vehicle for displaying the interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boca Raton, Florida

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The amazing museum contains beautiful artifacts housed in a house that the wealthy Jim Thompson built for himself. The structure is a good vehicle for displaying the interesting art

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house is very interesting to visit, in the heart of modern Bangkok it is a haven of peace, surrounded buy well kept gardens, there is also a shop selling silk items.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 150 baht per person is expensive. Mr. Jim Thompson had put in great effort to build the house. Shopping was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The life of Jim Thompson is intriguing in itself, from the beginning on the OSS to the final, mysterious disappearance...but the museum does much more, than documenting his life: our guide clearly explained the background of the house (houses) architecture, from both the historical and the religious perspective; the house furniture has some nice pieces; in the courtyard, some panels... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't realise before entering that the tour is compulsory but it was well worth it. The story of Jim Thompson and his possessions / home is an interesting one. I would have liked the opportunity to ask more questions. It's an easy half day activity and lunch in the restaurant was delicious. Also very easy to get to from Skytrain.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens were beautiful and a great place to start the day, however didn't find it particularly interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jim Thompson's house exceed my expectation. I truly enjoy the English tour and it is the best way to get to know the history of Thai silk fabric and the story of Jim Thompson. I love the architecture and Jim Thompson is quite the art collector, so being inside his house and his study, even his dinning room was so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice trip and interesting. Jim Thompson was a good business man and I can understand why he settled in Thailand. He re-energised the silk trade in Thailand so we now may all experience this wonderful material. The shop on site was very expensive - with some exquisite items, but high prices for a holiday souvenir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the 150 bt for the guided tour around the fab gardens and house(s) ... There is a great quality gift shop of high quality silk wear etc Plus restaurant and bar

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Jim Thompson house is an interesting historical place to visit, in relation to one foreigner's footprint on Bangkok and its commercial impact on its tourist business over time. The architecture of the house itself is functional but not spectacular. The furnitures and fixtures are not museum grade, but they are very nicely selected and presented. So at the end... More 

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