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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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An interesting calm oasis away from the constant hustle and bustle of Bangkok well preserved/restored buildings well kept grounds the restaurant serves taste nibbles and cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An interesting calm oasis away from the constant hustle and bustle of Bangkok well preserved/restored buildings well kept grounds the restaurant serves taste nibbles and cold drinks.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tour of Jim Thompson House. The house is beautiful and the tour guide was very informative. Not sure that it is a "must see" but if you're "templed out" and want to do something different, check it out. It's located near Siam Square, convenient to the Sky Train and they also have a shuttle. Museum shop is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This fine dining restaurant serves traditional Thai food. Setting is pretty...there's an air conditioned n outdoor sections you can choose from. There are other places like The Never Ending Summer at Jam Factory that serves better food but nevertheless JT is worth a try. There are Thai dancers to entertain you while u eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to the place where Thailand's silk industry took off from. A fascinating insight of how they lived in the past with several antique furniture and items all over the place. Worth visiting in the morning before it gets too hot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Jim Thompson House is certainly worth a visit. We had a great tour of the house. Our guide was very knowledgable and lovely. Jim Thompson's story (his life and mystery of his disappearance) is very interesting. Logistics at the museum are convenient, you don't have to wait long before the tour starts. You can also visit a gift shop (pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Jim thompson's house is amazigly preserved old architecture. You get to join a tour once entered (might be a waiting time though, but not much) in english or french languages. The tour tells you the story of jim thompson, which is very interesting and inspiring, and also lets you enjoy the quite peaceful area, feels like you went in time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When you are tiered of tempels I can really recommend Jim Thompson house. It's lioke an island of calmness in a restless City.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a good introduction to Bangkok and Thai culture. Every visitor must take a tour, which are conducted, as I recall, in English, Thai, and French. The guides are very informative about JIm Thompson's intelligently curated collection of Thai and Southeast Asian artifacts, and provide details about the people and cultures that produced them. It is also a beautiful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A glimpse of earlier times near the center of Bangkok. Nice selection of Thai silk in the shop. If one does not have the time to visit products are available at the better stores

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting tour. 150 baht to enter. nice cafe. Lovely cold coconut water. Jim Thompson's house is lovely, with lots of interesting pieces and paintings.

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Address: 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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