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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
+66 2 216 7368
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Reviewed today

JT had an interesting life and then just disappeared off the face of the earth. His home and artifacts are beautiful as are the silk items in the gift shop although a bit pricey.

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Reviewed today

An absolute must when in Bangkok. The house and gardens are delightful. You get an insight into the man who helped establish the Thai Silk trade.

Thank mussongary
Reviewed yesterday

The grounds are very serene and beautiful. The houses and artwork make the trip very worthwhile and the guides are extremely knowledgable. Go first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.

Thank Cosmopolitan99522
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In the midst of highly congested Bangkok, it's nice to walk down a side street and visit Bangkok of an earlier era. The store architecture and furnishings are treasures. We waited about 20 minutes for an English tour, which then lasted about 30 minutes.

Thank EC13091
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is incredibly beautiful and filled with antiques. If you are interested in historical stuff, it’s a must-go place.

Thank Kai C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend and so glad I went. It’s a little slice of tropical jungle in the city. Easily accessible by sky train, buses and even the canal boats. 200 baht for adult entry (100 if under 22 with proof) and includes compulsory tour-...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was kind of an afterthought that turned out to be a lot of fun. The house is a short walk from a sky train stop. Price of admission was 200 baht which includes a guided tour. Tours start roughly every twenty minutes and take...More

1  Thank Matt W
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband visited me during the weekend when i was in Bangkok for a biz trip, since we don't have much time we decided to visit this tranquil place. We both love antiques, artsy, exotic, asian stuffs, so we love this place. it's fun to...More

1  Thank cebolzappa
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like architecture and beautiful spaces beyond the typical viewing a temple activity, this is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon in Bangkok. Jim Thompson is an American who fell in love with all that is Thailand and built a home in the...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must visit place if you love traditional architecture and beautiful landscape. Even though you can't walk around inside the house without guided tour, the surrounding of the house especially the garden that had been preserved for decades is so mesmerizing. This place is really...More

Thank aimif14
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Response from Gordon L | Reviewed this property |
It should be but best check the website or call/email them.
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Response from Seaside384577 | Reviewed this property |
yrs, it's open during Songkran, I just came back from there yesterday.
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Response from Remsheg | Reviewed this property |
Older elementary students might enjoy it. Jim Thompson's story is a fascinating one and his disappearance remains a mystery which would no doubt intrigue the students. The house is beautiful and the tour only half an hour... More