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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 via mobile

We went to this and walked from the mall which was amazing in itself. We paid 200baht to get a guided tour in English. No cameras are allowed in the house. The restaurant next door is a great place to get drinks but it is...More

Thank Betty A
Reviewed today via mobile

A good place to see with kids . Awesome houses, lovely gardens. And French guided tour. The French tour guide was really funny and friendly.

Thank Xavier F
Reviewed 2 days ago

First, you need to know that this is essentially a monument to American Industrialism. Silk production was developed in China and stolen/imported to every country in the world capable of growing mulberry trees... So what is the big deal about an American who commercialized the...More

Thank RobandMar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like to see special places, Jim Thompson is worse to visit. Walking distance from MBK/Central World. See museum, you can have good lunch and listen to amazing story about foreigner who reinvented Thai silk. 2-3 hours is ok.

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting place, well kept and nice history The prices of the silk products sold there are calculated for western market

Thank corrapaola
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved visiting here, added some variety to visiting multiple temples. Had a great tour guide and was interesting to see how the place was built. Really recommend it if in Bangkok .

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was great to visit this attraction. Weather was hot and the house itself is not air conditioned so it can be quite hot and sticky. The tour was good and gave an interesting insight into the history. Artwork collection was also very interesting. Great...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a really interesting site with a special history with an ex CIA american settling down in Thailand after world war II organising Thai silk to the world market.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit . Tour not long . Interesting. A must see. Has a silk item store . Interesting items if you want something with Jim’s name on it. Not for me.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is indeed a hidden jewel where people could visit to understand more about how the silk industry was brought alive in Bangkok back in the old days. With Mr. Jim Thompson’s expertise in architecture and his collection of antiques from all over Southeast...More

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Response from Live4it | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a resturant and the food was some of the best we had on our trip. I really enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere too. Also iced coffee was the best I've ever had... I will always remeber it lol. Service is a touch... More
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Response from Gordon L | Reviewed this property |
It should be but best check the website or call/email them.