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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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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

This is a very nice meseum in a Thai house, located in the city center, opposite the national stadium. It's the house of Jim Thompson which has become a museum now. You should spare at least 1 hour to walk around, appreciate the beauty of...More

Thank Tote919
Reviewed today via mobile

Nicely kept mansion. In a busy area the place seems like a recluse, green, quiet, traditional. Only guided tours, but the guides speak really good English. Free shows of traditional silk productin (girls nicely dressed playing music nad dancing).

Thank opus21
Reviewed today via mobile

I had not heard of Jim Thompson so his story was fascinating - where did he go? The mystery aside, the house he built is a wonderful piece of architecture combining local construction and traditional design with some western functionality. It would be a great...More

Thank Bernard E
Reviewed yesterday

The tour was highly informative and explained many of the traditions the Thai people follow and where they come from as well as the importance of Jim Thompson in revolutionising the Thai silk industry.

Thank Andrew_8_7_9_a
Reviewed yesterday

the main house is a guided tour and is available in several languages. Our English guide was funny and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the architecture and the art history

Thank barbara b
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here after a long and hot morning of walking around the Wat Pho. It was a taxi ride from Wat Pho to Jim Thompson's house, about 100 baht. worth the trip. loved their coconut icecream which was served in a coconut and we could...More

Thank Twins12
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great little trip for seeing some history, regarding the silk trade. And seeing how things were in the past. Jim tompson was a realy interesting character, and the house he lived in id just amazing. Got to be a must for a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A convenient short walking distance from shopping behemoth MBK, this is a tranquil compund to experience some local history. Guided tours seem very well organized, tour guide was very knowledgeable and with around half an hour length and interesting features to explore in the house...More

Thank TD-MUC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much history at the Jim Thompson House. I definitely recommend visiting while in Bangkok. Once you pay you can take an English or French tour of the home. They have a nice restaurant on site.

Thank Valencia H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jim Thompson is a famous museum here. It is belong to American Veteran who really crazy in love with Thai Cultures. He built this museum dedicated to his passion. Not only museum, but this place serves restaurant, silk gallery, and other attractions.

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Response from 宸以 林 | Reviewed this property |
yrs, it's open during Songkran, I just came back from there yesterday.
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2 April 2018|
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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
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Response from Orion37 | Reviewed this property |
i did not see any dancing at all