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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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A beautiful house, beautiful art, great restaurant - but a short tour!

I had been to Bangkok many times, but had never visited this gorgeous house. It was built by Jim Thompson, an American business man who helped to introduce Thai silk to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A man that made his fortune based on selling Thai silk globally...this is just a rich man's house, very little to see and no real draw. The story about going missing is mildly interesting but that was really the highlight at a stretch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been to Bangkok many times, but had never visited this gorgeous house. It was built by Jim Thompson, an American business man who helped to introduce Thai silk to the Western market. He fell in love with Thailand, and moved here, putting together 7 traditional Thai houses to make one large, totally magnificent, house. When he disappeared mysteriously... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit on any trip to Bangkok. The story and legwcy of Jim Thompson is incredible. The house, left as he left it is a real insight into the past. Don't miss the cafe or restaurant if visiting. A little oasis in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oasis in the middle of Bangkok 150bht for a ticket and 35 min tour. Interesting house. Lovely food in restaurant. Lovely shop and just a nice couple if hours to spend in Bangkok

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The story of Jim Thompson and his collections is more fascinating than what you actually see at the house. Your have to be part of a guided tour to be allowed inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

East to find location in Bangkok, listed in all maps and easy to find on google. Near & walking distance from the sky train station.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have literally nothing else to do.. go here..but if you are looking for a fun day, this isn't the place. Its just a house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very peasful and unique place for hustle Bangkok for with lush beatiful garden and very artistic house in Thai style. Interesting story of Jim Thompson and its creating of the house. Beatiful collection of Asian and especially Thai art, came from different parts of Thailand including Ayutthaya. And very elegant mixture of Asian and European styles. Enjoyed green papaya salad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit nestled near to the massive shopping malls of Bangkok. Traditional Thai houses built by an American that have been turned into a small museum. The place is great to gain an insight into older Bangkok, and a nice break from the bustle of the city. Well worth an hour of two of... More 

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