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Jim Thompson House

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6, Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road | Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Pathum Wan
+66 2 216 7368
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought this might be a tourist - high cost - money trap. BUT NO the tour was well informed, fitting and engaging. $200pp (Aus) for 35 mins well worth the relaxed and informed guide through Jim T's home. Usual shop and cafe/ bar options....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacbski
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth an hour. Tour included. Some nice old art pieces, including a 1000+ year old Budda. An oasis in the middle of bustling Bangkok. Hard to find.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 340alanc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The entrance fee included a a very informative 40 minute tour in English. The home, paintings, antiques and relics throughout are exquisite! In addition the silk shop offers very well made scarves, pillow covers, table runners, placemats, etc., in gorgeous colors and some very unique...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank macabaleiro
Reviewed yesterday

The tour leaves you with a lot of questions. For one - who was Jim Thompson?Why would he spend all that effort replacing and reassembling very old houses in the centre of Bangkok? The structures seemed uncomfortable to live in. Why would an architect do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I hadn't done a lot of research before my trip on the Jim Thompson House but it had come up on a lot of "10 things to do in Bangkok" lists so we decided to go for it. My husband loves knowing everything about everything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashleyrose_xox
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The houses are beautiful, the story of Jim Thompson quiet sad... but the Staff here is one of the worst in Thailand. Feel like sheep ... they of course use the name of M. Thompson for the marketing of the brand, which is quiet good!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WeltbuergerCH
Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s amazing! Like the architecture and the elegant style it exudes. There’s a restaurant which was full house when we were there so didn’t get to try it. You will be able to get the classic Jim Thompson silk there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mcheah2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our second time back in three years; it’s definitely way busier now and as a result not such a great experience. I have no idea why photography is not allowed inside; I asked the guide and she just said it was the rule. It’s not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank victoriabitter67
Reviewed 3 days ago

The garden was fairly small and the plants we not spectacular. The garden tour was a short walk through to the house. I realize the Mr. Thompson built the place decades ago, and it is nice with wood and thoughtful pieces, but not much in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edmund B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed a quieter hour or two seeing the house, and then eating at the excellent restaurant. Kids (15,11) happy enough although it wasn't the highlight for them :)

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 30, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie S | Reviewed this property |
Yep! And it's totally worth it!
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from Live4it | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a resturant and the food was some of the best we had on our trip. I really enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere too. Also iced coffee was the best I've ever had... I will always remeber it lol. Service is a touch... More
August 7, 2018|
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It should be but best check the website or call/email them.
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David M
New York City, New York
August 12 in Bangkok (4 Replies)
I just found out that August 12 is a national holiday in Thailand - the Queens birthday. That will be our last day in Bangkok and we planned the market, shopping, Jim Thompson's and a nice dinner by the river. Can anyone tell me if stores will be open, will the Chatachak market be open and full of vendors, will the Jim Thompson House be open. What happens in Bangkok on that day? Are there special events to see - are places particularly crowded?
July 21, 2007|
Response fromJoe_From_Ireland|
I read somewhere that the National Holiday was changed to the 13th. Any word on this? Thanks, Joe
Niaomi T
unsure on excursions HELP (4 Replies)
I am staying in bangkok for 5 nights in september and phuket for 9 nights after that and I could use some advice on a few things. 1. Can anyone recommend a full day historic tour covering a majority of the city temples (grand palace, wat prakaew,wat pho,emerald temple, marble temple and temple of dawn). Im looking for a tour that jam packs a full day of history upon you. 2. Can someone please recommend a Ayuttha capital tour also? 3. Is the Jim Thompson house and Dusit palace worth a...More
January 28, 2016|
Response fromJohnListon|
Hi I am probably better with Bangkok than Phuket. For Many of the places in your first question you can self guide. Bangkok is one busy city and very hard to drive a car, so I thin if you were looking for a tour with many stops, in a large group .It would be a nightmare. You might be better with a guide. SEE FAQs. Personally many of the places you can self guide. You just need to research the transport system.Unable to help with 2) 3) Jim Thompson House is easy to too(been there many...More
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Bangkok - best places to see (3 Replies)
Hi Guys Here are the sights I would like to see within 5 days in Bangkok 1. Grand Palace 2. Temple of the Reclining Bhuddha (Wat Po - Large Golden Bhuddha) 3. Chatuchak Weekend Market 4. Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) 5. Jim Thompson House 6. Cooking School 7. Suam Lum Night Bazaar 8. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) 10. Siam Paragon – shopping, aquarium 11. National Museum 12. Lumphini Park 13. Floating market and Rose Garden (7am-11am) 17. Flower Market 18....More
July 10, 2008|
Response frompornsak p|
1. & 8 are in the same compound 11. Is very near the Grand Palace 2. The reclining Buddha is faced with gold leaf; the Golden Buddha (solid gold) is in China Town. Find time to visit the Golden Mount, about a 15 minute walk from the Grand Palace. Jim Thompson House is very close to MBK.