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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. Use our Bangkok online trip builder to arrange your visit to Jim Thompson House and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • Very thai stylish house, lot of teak wood, tradition and culture we love much, different architect than west house  more »
  • Jim Thompson is closed since April , there is no any information about it on their website. Nice location near the canal (klong) of the river, easy to find,just few minutes to walk from BTS National....  more »
  • Beautiful and serene. Nice to walk through and admire the history evident in the architecture and surroundings. Just take your time as you walk through to soak in the past.  more »
  • A house collection of household name Jim Thompson in Thailand. With a great collection of Thai and Chinese antiques. He redesign the architecture in a organic way to make 3 houses into one. The wooden structures are just so fascinating to watch. You can also enjoy the canal beside the house. A great number of female tour guides will take you to a tour in Thai, Chinese or English(I feel like they have more languages). They will answer all your questions.
  • Wanted to visit his house for a long time and finally this time I've managed it. Loved the wooden ready-made houses connected with each other beside the canal. Beautiful maintained and in a very good condition currently. Loved the garden as well. Gotta have a house like this for sure. It's a very peaceful and serene environment around it. Must visit at least once for sure.
  • This was a great experience and I’d highly recommend it. The house is fascinating, full of beautiful artifacts and really wonderful architecture - both traditional Thai and Mr. Thompson’s more “modern” interpretations. The garden is very green and quiet and the tour guides were lovely and knowledgeable. Tours are available in quite a few languages. The restaurant is rated well, but I didn’t have time to visit. I’ll come to this place again on my next trip to Thailand!
  • This should be on your "A List" of places to visit in Bangkok. The success of the Thai Silk industry was due to this American guy. Entry cost is 200 Baht, and access to the main house is by 30 minute guided tour only. This is an extremely popular tourist attraction, but you shouldn't have a problem getting onto one of the tours. Many guides speaking a variety of languages are running continuous tours of the house. The collection of furnishings, paintings and porcelain are quite exquisite. There are several other huts within the garden containing artifacts which you can visit unguided. There is a restaurant on site next to a goldfish pond and of course a large shop selling Silk products.
  • Excellent guided tour through this historic house. Very well informed guide was pleasant and done a great job in taking us through the tour. Tours run every 30 minutes. No photography is allowed in certain areas of the complex. You'll also need to remove your shoes. After being to BKK many times and finally making it to the house museum, I'm very happy to be here. Well worth the effort

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