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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 Jim Thompson House Tour
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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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Jim Thompson, appeared in a couple of searches on Bangkok, so with an open mind ( how could one American man have a house and a legacy worthy of my time) I set out attempting the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

His house is a bit out of the way and once there, you will need to wait for the next available group. They run them back to back so sometimes you need to wait till the next group is done with the room. The woman giving the tour spoke so softly she can barely be heard unless you are standing... More 

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Manchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely house, overpriced merchandise in the shop and appallingly snotty restaurant staff (serving average food). It's never good when you have to flag down a waitress to place your order or ask for your drinks three times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jim Thompson, appeared in a couple of searches on Bangkok, so with an open mind ( how could one American man have a house and a legacy worthy of my time) I set out attempting the myriad of transport options in this town. It is quite commercial operation - with JT restaurant , JT gift shop and book shop, cynisim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well preserved representation of Jim Thompson lifestyle. The Silk industry tycoon who mingled in many social circles of Thailand. Great furnishings and art work from around Asia. Restaurant was very good and we were stuffed with only to dishes. Great Staff experience as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On entering the grounds you buy your ticket and are then taken to another desk where you are told what time an organised tour in a language you understand will commence, in our case we had to wait about 45 minutes,but there are gardens and the usual gift shops to look at while your tour is called, you can't look... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely house with many interesting artefacts that have been collected by Jim. You have to take a tour to visit the house which lasts about 30-40 minutes. It's worth visiting if you are going to combine it with lunch in the restaurant. I enjoyed it. It is an hour visit if you don't have lunch I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is claimed that Jim Thompson single handedly revived the Thai Silk industry and as I always make a bee-line for their shop on Surawong Road I thought it would be a good idea to actually visit his house. It was not a wasted trip, on the basis of seeing a lovely old teak dwelling. If you are looking for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jim Thompson House was not in our initial Bangkok plans but after seeing this house/museum in so many Bangkok articles we´ve decided to give it a go and it was really worth it. The entrance includes a guided tour that describes the characteristics of a Thai house and goes through the life of Jim Thomson which was really interesting. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Jim Thompson house on our own. We took the BTS there and walked for about 5 minutes. Easy to find. No previous booking needed. Just walk up and get a ticket. The price includes a mandatory guided tour. They have several languages so be sure to get with the right group. The tour is informative and learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jim Thompson was an American who loved Thailand and settled in Bangkok and made Thai Silk famous. He built this house and it's well worth the visit. A tour guide is in the price of the ticket. This is a good story.

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