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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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Peaceful gem in the heart of BKK

Great place to go to if you're done with hectic Bangkok. It's a beautiful well maintained traditional Thai house which gives you a good idea how Thailand was before cars and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to go to if you're done with hectic Bangkok. It's a beautiful well maintained traditional Thai house which gives you a good idea how Thailand was before cars and skyscrapers became the main thing in BKK. Good tour guide that you can use, but you can also just walk around yourself if you like. Love the coffee shop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Somewhere between creating the muppets and writing the classic 'fear and loathing', Jim H. W. Thompson, architect and silk baron too, took a trip to Thailand and liked it so much he decided to buy six houses and stick them all together. The visit featured a 45 minute tour round the house, teaching us a little about Jim and his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. A great tour and fantastic buildings with some nice history. Definitely a must for any trip to Thailand.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Jim Thompson house is a beautifull place to walk around and the guides sure tell some interesting facts about the man's life. But then again for me it was not something i will Always remember. If you have seen most other things in Bangkok, then go see this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well,I read alot about this place reviews but I don't get what I read here there. The place is not that good,not that interesting,it's just a wooden house. And the prices are too expensive for me. Unless, you're a person who wear a 57 usd boxer at home or wear a 135 dollars pajama. I would rather buy silk clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed by the knowledge and English of our tour guide. It was quick, but thorough tour. The house is interesting, but you need to really be there to appreciate this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A tranquil space in a bustling city. I have waited 4 visits to BKK to visit this haven. You are provided a tour time on entry with knowledgeable staff, we were lucky to have a guide who had a wicked sense of humour and made our visit special. The restaurant has some lovely food and beverages. The shop has some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a really well spoken guide to show group around. Even though it is only a house, the history about it and some of the treasures inside is fascinating.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here during a tour and we didnt actually know wht this was. Tbh we would not go again. Not because it wasn't interesting but you only need to go once. The tour was very good and we really enjoyed how friendly the tour guide was,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Must visit when in Bangkok, very relaxing and interesting experience. the tour guide was very informative and friendly.

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