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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

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Must see · Architectural Building · Specialty Museum
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Admire the artful curation of traditional Thai design at Jim Thompson House, a complex of buildings collected from across the country in the 1950s and 60s. The brainchild of American businessman Jim Thompson, this estate brings together classic architectural examples in one place and today offers an interesting introduction into traditional Thai arts and crafts, such as silk spinning. Relax under the verandas of the cool, rust-colored buildings, and admire the work of local craftspeople before enjoying a meal at the onsite restaurant. Use our Bangkok online trip builder to arrange your visit to Jim Thompson House and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • Its a great shopping place. Centrally located and one can spend alot of time there. Amazing silk quality. 
    Its a great shopping place. Centrally located and one can spend alot of time there. Amazing silk quality.  more »
  • Fascinating historic home hidden in the heart of BKK. To get the most out of this place, be sure to wiki Jim Thompson who, apart from playing a principal role in bringing Thai silk to global... 
    Fascinating historic home hidden in the heart of BKK. To get the most out of this place, be sure to wiki Jim Thompson who, apart from playing a principal role in bringing Thai silk to global...  more »
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  • Jim Thompson was a Military intelligence officer who was a great fan of Thailand. He build a very traditional house in Bangkok and went into the silk business. He then disappeared while travelling in Malaysia, a little later his house became famous for the traditional way it was build an was made into a museum. A must visit in Bangkok for only 200bath you can visit the little houses and the main house. After your visit you can eat and drink something in the near restaurant or take a stroll around the garden area and take some pictures. Inside the house is is prohibited to take pictures! All in all a good experience
  • What an interesting visit to this beautiful house. Well incorporating Thai tradition in architectural design and interior decorations. The seamless flow between the house and the beautiful garden is my favourite. The onsite restaurant is also very good and serves good wine and meals. The Jim Thompson store is a good stop for luxury gifts. Enjoy

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