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Jim Thompson House

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
662-216-7368
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Ranked #12 of 261 attractions in Bangkok
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Jim Thompson house is a beautiful architecture piece amongst the big city. It's art and architecture teaches you a bit of the Thai culture and customs. You also get to see how the silk Trade affected Thailand. I traveled throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia for the past three years and if I went to this place before I would... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pricey stuff but in season. I love the brand and love to buy their bags and accessories as gifts, soft furnishings or gifts to friends. Head to outlet store if you are not picky with must have in-season stuff. Located at Sukhumvit area. Ask this store for location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This stop was one selected by our wives and the men folk had low expectations. But the house and tour were interesting and informative giving real perspective into the man and into traditional Thai upper class living. The gift shop was, needless to say, pretty awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sunday the 27th of July we really enjoyed the tour with all the History and our guide was wonderful well versed in the history of the silk industry and the items in the store were expensive butmy wife said well worth it because of the quality and uniqueness of things. It is a must do if in Bankok 5 stars... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A good attraction to visit in Bangkok. I had lunch there after we toured the house. Was nice, the house was really traditional and the staff gave lots of interesting facts and information. Easy to get to from BTS National Stadium.

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Andorra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

very interesting place to visit. They give you a tour at first then you can have a look around. The whole Jim T story is fasinating and what he did with the house is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must for any visitor to Bangkok. Tucked away down the end of an alleyway near National Stadium Skytrain station, the museum consists of a series of ancient wooden buildings brought in by Jim Thompson from rural Thailand, and turned into a beautifully furnished home packed with antiques. The setting is lovely too, with lush plants and trees... More

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its an interesting place about an American Explorer, about his life, interest, art and craft and how one day he want to Malaysia and never came back....its cozy, its nice and creative, worth visiting... It also gives you good idea about Thailand craft industry, it is well kept, a Museum, galleries, live boutique and a cafeteria.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You can reach it by boat or train. once you are here, you can see how silk can be made using rustic methods. You will fall in love with this adventurer by nature and feel it's spirit within his house.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This attraction is relatively inexpensive (100 baht/$3), and includes a look at traditional Thai houses and 18th and 19th century artwork. The collection of ceramics, paintings, and wood carvings is very nice and unusual. When I visited there were silk weaving and Thai dancing demonstrations as well. This is a worthwhile way to spend a few hours.

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