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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 #14 of 268 Attractions in Bangkok
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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Shanghai, China
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had heard so much about Jim Thompson that I was compelled to go to the Jim Thompson House when I reached Bangkok. And I am so glad I did! What a lovely way to spend a few hours in what seemed like an oasis in a concrete jungle. The house itself is extraordinary, very well maintained and protected. The... More

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Palm Desert, California
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I had been to Jim Thompson's House when I was in Bangkok in 2001 and so impressed then I had to take my friend there for a delicious lunch, tour of the house, and shopping in the store. We had a table right next to the Koi Pond so watching the Koi and the frogs playing in the water was... More

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lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to know the story of silk from cocoon to yarn to fabrics and also visit the museum and collection of Jim Thompson you should visit

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, a little oasis of peace in a frantic city. Admission price includes a tour - multilingual guides. On site store worth a visit, expensive but quality you would expect. Minus - a little out of the way, our taxi driver couldn't find!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Jim Thompson House is a peaceful place away from the crowds. You can see people from all over the world. You will not see Jim Thompson unless you are the type to still see Elvis. He disappeared without a trace. Go there to find out more!

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was really impressed by this place, i only went their because my wife wanted to go but in the end i was so happy that i did its very historical and had a really good story to what Jim Thompson or whatever his real name was (CIA) up to over there but you could see in the story that... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I would have preferred to get more knowledge of Jim Thompson himself instead of the houses he lived in or how the garden looked like. In my opinion it is the story of why Mr Thompson disappeared that it is interesting as well as how you make silk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The anticipation of reaching Jim Thompson House grew as we walk down the narrow lane ... that was interesting for a tourist like myself. The little side walk street vendor on one side and a modern cafe on the other ... going further were filled with beautiful greens and flowers along both sides of the road. Finally, the sign that... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You see directly the making of silk. Fascinating! Though the weather is really hot, we enjoy surroundings with many trees.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Down a little side soi. Not huge but an interesting story and a nice peaceful oasis in the bustling heart of Bangkok

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