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Jim Thompson House

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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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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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Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House in Bangkok
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Private Tour: Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace Museum Tour

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Adds an Air of Mystery

So the American Jim Thompson revived the Thai silk industry and his disappearance is one of the modern unsolved mysteries - his house adds to all the intrigue and is worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bombay
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So the American Jim Thompson revived the Thai silk industry and his disappearance is one of the modern unsolved mysteries - his house adds to all the intrigue and is worth a visit for history buffs.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here unplanned and it was by far one of the most memorable places we had visited in Bangkok. Beautiful house, beautiful furnitures, and a beautiful garden. A wonderful experience and insight into traditional Thai culture. The tour they run at the place are very well organized and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Jim Thompson's house is one of the most beautiful places in Bangkok. He used his training as an architect to reassemble five traditional Thai houses into a beautiful house for himself. Each house became a room in his new home. So he had a big open lounge, a delicately proportioned dining room, a comfortable bedroom and guest room. Into all... More 

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our visit to the Jim Thompson House. It is a complex of several authentic Thai houses that Mr. Thompson moved to create this oasis in the center of the city. You can wander through the gardens and some of the buildings on your own, but you must take a tour of the house itself. There are tours in... More 

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit, for a cheap entry price and with a guided tour included in the price. It's nice to see the architecture up close and to escape a little from the busy city. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really worth it to visit this place once you are in Bangkok, interesting story and rare artefacts inside the main building (no photos for a good reason). It is a guided 35min visit with great customer service. For the shop prepare cash, they don't know how to use your card :-(

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful house with an informative tour. Very peaceful feel to the place even in the middle of a busy city. Would recommend a visit,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's close to national stadium BTS. There is a free shuttle from the end of the road about 100meters from the BTS to Jim Thompson. The tour is every half hour in English- rather basic but you do get to see the inside of the house. There is a lush garden and water feature. Restaurant is average and if you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to this place from the near by mall, the place is pretty to look with the brick red villa amidst greenery. the guided tour inside the house was 100 Bh, we were three people so chose to spend the time and money on shopping or food instead Some people eagerly went ahead for the tour, i personally did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Jim Thompson house isxone of Bangkoks attractions u should not miss. Its totally kept in the style Jim left the house many years ago with beautiful Thai furniture and artefacts. There is a garden with beautiful greenery and pota with flowers every where! You will not regret a visit here!

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