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Jim Thompson House

Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone Number: 662-216-7368
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Ranked #14 of 247 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Hoersholm, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Jim Thompson's story is interesting and his house is filled with his beautiful collection of antiques. The guide was superb!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Six of us visited the Jim Thompson House in December 2014. We enjoyed the tour of his custom build home, enjoyed learning of his history and seeing his beautiful designs.

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PARIS,FRANCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The owner worked for the precursor of the CIA and liked Thailand so much he returned to build this spacious Thai style home with many interesting western twists. There are wonderful Thai paintings and examples of fine Thai and Burmese sculptures of a museum quality level. The restaurant has good food and it makes a relaxed half day to spend... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great insight into traditional Bangkok and its history. I loved it. The tour organisation was efficient, the environment beautiful and the cost worthwhile. I loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Unless you're stayinh in siam and have nothing else to do, don't go there. At the end of our guide tour into the house you still won't know who he was and probably won't understand why there's a museum for him. Buut, there's a great restaurant. Overpriced, but great food.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I believe when going overseas it is important to learn about the history of the location to understand how it has evolved and the values of the people. This person was well known for his achievements and respected for his contribution. Do go and see.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

An oasis near the shopping area. The tour was very interesting and the house and garden beautiful. It evoked a real feel of the time. Lots of lovely artefacts too

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Visited here on our last day in Bangkok, although it is recommended in all the guidebooks but I have never really though about visiting Jim Thompson's house. It is definitely worth a visit as your entrance fee includes a 30 minute guided tour to tell you about the history of the house and Jim Thompson. The house is situated close... More 

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Very central (you can walk there easily from Stadium Station on the Skytrain and there is a free tuk tuk service from the main road to the house). The house is a beautifully maintained museum to the explorer who died mysteriously many years ago and is filled with his belongings and collection of far eastern cultural items. Well worth a... More 

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens and makes you think you he both very talented and wealthy to indulge his tastes like this. Excellent pieces in art collection

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