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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 2 216 7368
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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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Interesting, Informative and well organised

We visited early afternoon, we purchased tickets and only had to wait fifteen minutes for our spot on the tour. This was partly because we purchased our tickets and had a little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cologne, Germany
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England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

not the most special place in bangkok but an interesting an inexpensive place to visit for a few hours

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Monrovia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had read that this was one of the attractions in Bangkok that one should find the time to visit and while it was interesting the tour itself lasts about 30 minutes. I would still recommend the visit but I would lower you expectation a bit.

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Cologne, Germany
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited early afternoon, we purchased tickets and only had to wait fifteen minutes for our spot on the tour. This was partly because we purchased our tickets and had a little look about the ground instead of going to the tour desk directly to register for the house tour. Once we did, we waited in the courtyard where there... More 

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bangkok
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the house is interesting and has some great stuff in some of the rooms, in fact it is a very liveable in house, as normal the shop is full of overpriced goods that can be bought for a third of the price in other places in Bangkok, but worth a visit

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place, a bit of culture and history and amazing Thai wood House listed as top attraction with Lonely Planet. We arrived on the small canal boat that cross the city. You can then continue the tour to Golden Mount, Giant Swing and from there to the old city with the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the rest. If you... More 

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Putikko, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm glad we had an opportunity to do this tour. While it may not be a must-do destination for everyone, I found the history of the Thai silk trade interesting and the American connection and disappearance fascinating..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited bangkok and Pattaya. It was a memorable holiday. It was planned very well by Makemytrip and their representatives executed it very well. Coral island trip was very good. Bangkok a great place for shopping. We stayed at Amari Watergate an excellent hotel surrounded by malls and street shopping. Things are quite reasonable. Little bargaining is done even in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guided tour was interesting and information. The group was smallso we could all hear and ask questions. The property has been preserved with care. When we arrived we were allocated to a tour time, which was in about 20 minutes, so just enough time for a coffee before the tour. At busy times I suspect the wait might be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very informative and enjoyable tour to have done. The house was lovely and clearly well kept. A definite worthwhile tour to do if you have time whilst visiting Bangkok.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jim Thompson's house was a bit underwhelming to me. The house is large and lovely with historical artifacts throughout but after a day spent visiting glorious Thai temples, i was somewhat underwhelmed. The house is worth seeing if you love art and architecture or need a break from crowded tourist spots. For 150 baht you get an English-speaking guide to... More 

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