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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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Phone Number: 662-216-7368
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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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Very beautiful old thai house

After a few walks in the wrong direction, we arrived at the jim thompson estate. The staff is friendly, but not overly so. Our guide was very enthusiastic and the tour was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a few walks in the wrong direction, we arrived at the jim thompson estate. The staff is friendly, but not overly so. Our guide was very enthusiastic and the tour was very interactive and interesting. The house itself was very beautiful, with loads of antiques and beautiful wooden floors. The garden was very tropical and beautiful as well. If... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent guide interesting storey and artefacts. A well organised place with many interesting things to look at.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jim Thompson was an extremely talented designer and visionary who revived the silk industry in Thailand. The Jim Thompson House is a compound of traditional Thai houses that Mr. Thompson had assembled together on a lovely site. It is furnished with traditional Asian art and antique artifacts and furniture. The tour is incredibly interesting as is the mystery associated with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guided tour of the grounds and house. 100 Baht. The guide presumed we already knew the significance of JT.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were unsure about whether we should visit Jim Thompson's house but we are glad we did. For only 150 THB each you get to wander round the gardens as well as receive a guided tour. The guide was very informative and friendly. We got inside the house and learned a little more about who Jim Thompson was and how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and worth a visit if you have extra time. It's crazy that he disappeared and was never found! It's cool to see how he created a unique style for his house

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only 100bht to get in a good 45 minute tour with a English speaking guide lovely grounds great bar who could ask for more. A must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Jim Thompson House with my family during my stay in Bangkok. It is located close to the National Stadium BTS. They provide a free shuttle service from the entrance of the alley to the house. The price of the tickets is quite nominal. The house itself was quite beautiful and peaceful, located amidst lush greenery. The people there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's easy to lose sight of the real Thailand when you are in Bangkok, it’s such a busy, high rise city in places. Then you visit the Jim Thompson House and it takes you to another time and place. Magical. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This house is quite easy to get to. You can either get off the BTS skytrain at Siam or change lines and get off at the National Stadium. Jim Thompson's house is then up a side road on the right, about 5 minutes from the National Stadium station. The cost to get in is fairly reasonable at 150 bhat each... More 

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Take some of Asia’s biggest malls, hundreds of street-side vendors and a dozen of posh hotels and you’ll have Siam - Bangkok’s commercial district that will make any shopper’s heart beat faster. From cheap electronics and wholesale goods in MBK to designer handbags in Siam Paragon, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of Siam’s many malls. Take a break from the commercial craze and visit the beautiful Jim Thompson house or the state-of-the-art Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre to recharge.