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Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour

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    Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then meet a driver at your accommodations in downtown Bangkok. Travel to the Jim Thompson house, in the heart of Bangkok’s city center: start by learning the story of the American businessman and traveler, who made it his life’s work to bring Thai silks to the world’s fashion houses, then explore his remarkable home.
    This is one of the best places in Bangkok to see traditional Thai teak homes, as Thompson assembled his using historic houses shipped to Bangkok from around the country. Find out what is known — and what remains a mystery — about Thompson’s 1967 disappearance in the Malaysian jungle, then explore the collection of art that he assembled during 25 years in Thailand.
    Before leaving the museum, you’ll have time to visit the small gift shop with reproductions of artists Vessantara Jataka and Brahma Jati, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the lush, tropical gardens that surround the house. After visiting the house and gardens, a driver will return you to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    we didnt book a tour wen made our own way there and then did the in house tour Excellent English french or German speaking guides , beautiful gardens you can also what the famous Jim Thompson silk shop. watch the process from the worm to...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Hwartonxx
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Hwarto Many thanks for sharing your personal experiences through one of Thailand's national products - silk - and the story behind the man who revived the silk history back to life. It has been a pleasure reading that you have enjoyed Jim Thompson House...More

    Reviewed November 15, 2018

    The guided tour lasted about 20 minutes. The house is not very large and the volume of visitors is such that they rush you through. We could have gone back and looked at the place again, but it seemed like it wasn't worth it.

    Date of experience: November 2018
    2  Thank LynskieinFenwick
    Reviewed November 12, 2018

    200 baht for the tour of the 6 House about 200 years old that were transported and set up high off the ground by Jim Thompson to make one large home. I recommend the tour which takes 45 minutes.

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Russell E
    Reviewed October 27, 2018

    The house has a wonderful history and so does Jim Thompson... but they need a good story/script writer for the tour guides... the most interesting part of the story was given away at the beginning of the tour. They should really get the groups hooked...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank MikeLovesNerds
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