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Jim Thompson House

6, Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road | Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 216 7368
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai silk” (708 reviews)
“guided tour” (657 reviews)
“silk industry” (196 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6, Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road | Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Siam
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+66 2 216 7368
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"thai silk"
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"guided tour"
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"silk industry"
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"gift shop"
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"his life"
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"nice house"
in 84 reviews
"different languages"
in 91 reviews
"interesting history"
in 116 reviews
"national stadium"
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"worth a visit"
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"thai culture"
in 216 reviews
"interesting place"
in 111 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The house is located in a tropical garden setting amongst tall buildings in the heart of Bangkok. The compound is beautiful and comprises of the main house, shop and restaurant. You pay entrance fee of 200 bht and will be brought inside the house for...More

Thank Mahrizah O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the Jim Thompson house museum is worthwhile for educational value. Joining a tour guide to escort you through is required and does add to the experience. Don't expect the guide to be completely fluent in English. Ours was competent but stuck very close to...More

Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed yesterday

Professionally run tours with groups sorted by language and spaced out. I wasn't deeply engaged but it was interesting for an hour, about 30 minutes guided. Jim Thompson disappeared in 1966, this museum is run by a trust.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a lovely house with great decor, incredible gardens and very good guides. Well worth a detour and it is very close to the sky train.

Thank luciana c
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was not all that excited to learn about how a rich white man greatly benefited the local Thai people — but I found the tour and stories behind the man ultimately very interesting! Admission fee was 200 bhat and includes lockers for your stuff...More

Thank Phebe H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thompson was an American diplomat who revitalized the Thai silk industry. This was his home. It is best understood as the home of a wealthy expatriate who loved Asian art, and not as a traditional or authentic Thai home, although it was assembled from multiple...More

Thank Clydewhi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Apparently the saviour of the Thai silk trade. Wonderful history. And it has a lovely eating place by the Koi Carp pools.Tours are escorted and included int the entry cost

Thank ChevyCaptiva
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Alvin R
13 April 2018|
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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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KatherineW972
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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antonyheaart
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Response from Orion37 | Reviewed this property |
i did not see any dancing at all
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