We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Peace in the City”
Review of Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House
Book In Advance
More Info
$44.20*
and up
Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour
More Info
$47.34*
and up
Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House in Bangkok
More Info
$55.00*
and up
Private Tour: Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace Museum Tour
Ranked #11 of 584 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place chronicles the mansion where Jim Thompson, the man who revitalised the silk industry in Thailand lived in. It's an amazing piece of work, with distinct Thai & Western influences.

Getting there was quite easy as well, and most importantly, it's a bit of a reprieve from the hustle & the bustle of Bangkok.

Thank dericjtan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (11,172)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

4,900 - 4,904 of 11,172 reviews

Reviewed March 25, 2014

One is given a guided tour of the House, and the guides are very good, there is a lovely restaurant where one can sit and have a cold drink and something to eat. It is interesting

Thank hugaby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you are interested in textiles or Thai architecture this is a nice attraction in the city centre. I feel like this is actually a better attraction in terms of architecture rather than textiles (although Jim Thompson made his fortune in the Thai silk industry). Its a nicely kept compound with gardens and an old Thai style home. It also has a nice restaurant with accessible Thai options (if not the most challenging)

Thank WhiskeyGirlDublin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Just a really nice place to visit! Do the tour and have lunch there,it was great and good value! Try the coconut ice cream served in the coconut !

Thank Gaile1958
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The house is very cool, and filled with lots of antiques. Kinda tricky to find. The tour was very good. The place really is beautiful to walk around. The gift shop is very good if you are looking to get some silk. It doesn't take that long, so it is easy to fit in.

Thank Brad K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Jim Thompson House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing