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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Part history lesson, part fashion, luxurios, part educational, part shopping trip, delicious restaurant...Definitely worth a stop. The tour is interesting. I enjoyed the restaurant and the surprise da...  read more »
  • We don't like because I expected more on the story of how he modified the silk industry in Thailand and what we have is just a tour of 35 min costing 150 Baths per person by the old house he lived. The House is really beautiful and with many objects of art and relics but with very little content in the information passed by the Guide. There is also a shop on site with silk handkerchiefs, clothes and handbags, but all very expensive!!! The only reference about the silk were two facilities outside the shop with callouts in Thai! Disappointing!
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  • Very nice tour and the house is so sweet. De information is good and you learn things about old and new Thai culture 
  • I can't believe people on here are complaining about the entrance fee. These same people who are leaving reviews for the Hilton hotel and posh restaurants. Get over it. It's $4. Suck it up. The house is amazing along with the artifacts collected from Ayutthaya this place shouldn't be missed. The gift shop sells amazing silk products at a decent price. After, stop by the Bangkok Art center around the corner which is FREE. Give yourself 3 hours to properly visit both.
  • Easy to reach. I was wondering a bit why someone's house could be interesting, but it is definitely worth a visit. Excellent English guided tour. Shop can be found there or at certain other locations (e.g. Centralworld). Keep in mind that you can get VAT refund as a tourist.
  • Excellent tourist spot to check out one of the finest local cuisine and private art gallery, which are free. The house itself has a nominal entrance fee. Free tuktuk shuttle service from the road junction at National Stadium BTS if you are lazy to walk through the lane.
  • Good plating/presentation. Thai dancing performance is a nice extra touch. However, when the bill came, we felt quite ripped-off. Too pricey for what you actually get.
  • If you have time to spare or kill, a good place to visit to see a traditional Thai house, and the restaurant is also good. For the shop, famous for silks, I recommend to go to their outlet store in another location. Interesting to also see that silks do indeed come from silkworms! A live demo.
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