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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Bangkok attractions like Jim Thompson House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The visit to the Jim Thompson House is a very nice program. Easy to reach from BTS National Stadium, is a very beautiful and with a magnificent art collection to a successful American silk merchant who settled in Thailand. In addition, his story is very interesting. For 150 baht, is a program that is very worthwhile.
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  • Visited Jim Thompsons house and although he played an important role in the silk trade in Thailand l didn't think it's a must see as people seem to thimk. It's a place that sell very expensive souveni...  more »
  • Beautiful residence to visit. An obligatory visit in french or other languages to 20 minutes explains the life of the owner as well as the different rooms of the House. Photo not permitted in the House. A small garden is to visit only after. Don't hesitate to come by boat, there is a stop 2 min walk (9B). It's often more interesting to pay the boat inside, less expensive.
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  • The tour took 35 mins. A guide comes along with it, multiple language. It covers a small area. A bungalow of a sort. A display of collectibles by Jim throughout his stay in Thailand. Jim Thompson's products store. It was great.
  • I almost gagged when a visiting friend asked if the $52 half-day guided tour as per a trip advisory site was worth it. You tell me. Catch the BTS to National Stadium, stumble along for about 8minutes and you are there. So far that's about $1, probably a lot less. The entry fee is about $4.50. Everyone that can sell you a ticket anywhere can speak English and if they have an off day and not understand then you'll be drenched with help. Google Map the place - you won't get lost if you don't either. JTH entry fee provides a guided tour for small groups through the place in one of several languages, you may need to wait a whole 10minutes for your language group to take your turn through. The restaurant has a nice outlook to garden and carp pond with regular performances of Thai dancing and silk spinning (no need to enter the tour for that) in the forecourt. FYI if someone helpful advises "JTH closed today", just smile and keep walking. The helpful soul is probably a taxi driver who won't really rip you off but may take you to his cousins silk shop. Upon dropping you back will probably look at his watch and tell you "JTH open now" Trust me, it was never closed :)
  • Loved the visit & enjoyed learning abit more about this mysterious Jim Thompson person. Not sure how much sensationalisation of the story has happened, but all good fun for a half day!
  • Was initially reserved about visiting Jim Thompson House, however definitely glad we made this stop during our stay in Bangkok. Entry includes a tour guide with different language options. The tour in total takes about 30 minutes and has some really interesting facts as well as some beautiful art pieces in a beautiful Thai home. You wouldn't even know your in the middle of the city. The deserts at the restaurant are worth a stop, the cheesecake was divine! There is also a shuttle tuk-tuk that takes you to and from the main road if you need it.
  • A pleasant experience. You get showed around a period house on a timed walk-around, with engaging narration from an very nice guide. It was interesting to get a peek at how people lived back then.