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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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  • It is one of the historical place that i would recommend to visit. I like th Thai house that keep in good condition and rare item of ancient statue which mostly... 
    It is one of the historical place that i would recommend to visit. I like th Thai house that keep in good condition and rare item of ancient statue which mostly...  more »
  • an exquisite place that you should not miss - beautiful house, warm welcoming, like a museum and peaceful garden. shop is super expensive 
    an exquisite place that you should not miss - beautiful house, warm welcoming, like a museum and peaceful garden. shop is super expensive  more »
  • Absolutely cracking, bloody lovely experience. Would recommend if you want a traditional Thai meal🥵🥵🥵 
    Absolutely cracking, bloody lovely experience. Would recommend if you want a traditional Thai meal🥵🥵🥵  more »
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  • What an interesting visit to this beautiful house. Well incorporating Thai tradition in architectural design and interior decorations. The seamless flow between the house and the beautiful garden is my favourite. The onsite restaurant is also very good and serves good wine and meals. The Jim Thompson store is a good stop for luxury gifts. Enjoy
  • Beautiful collection by a true lover of Thailand. Particularly impressed by the fact that this house was built bringing and merging various smaller traditional houses into one. The artifacts from all over Thailand and beyond both have all their own history and beautify the place together. Great for history lovers and interior design enthusiasts alike.
  • I and my husband were there years ago in 2004. Lovely place, very Thai with Jim Thompson shop and a small restaurant on site. A must visit for all Bangkok visitors. And no Thailand trip without buying something from Jim Thompson. I already a big fan of this Thai brand. Even during a stopover in Suvarnabhumi Airport i would stop by in a Jim Thompson shop to buy something there :-D
  • Interesting example of chinoiserie and many beautiful religious antiquities (purchased when it was still legal to buy looted items). Gorgeous, well-maintained wealthy man's house that is now a public museum. Would have liked more history of the silk trade. Tour guide spoke excellent English. Gift shop is expensive and the art center next door had a single exhibit that wasn't engaging in the way intended.
  • Great place to visit if you want to chill out for a couple of hours. Guided tour takes 35 minutes, which is very informative and the staff are very friendly. 200 baht is the entrance fee for adults and the guided tour is included in the price.

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