"Beautiful Thai compound!" Jim Thompson House Tip by tere1

Jim Thompson House, Bangkok: 66 reviews and 122 photos

  Jim Thompson house
by tere1

The Jim Thompson's House is one of the best preserved traditional Thai houses in Bangkok city.

Jim Thompson, an American, a former member of the US Office of Strategic Services came to Thailand during the World War II. He revived the flagging silk weaving industry later at the end of the war.

Jim Thompson disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the
Cameron Highlands in Malaysia in 1967.

In the Jim Thompson House compound you will be
guided to see many interesting collection of antiques
and artworks from all over Southeast Asian region. The house has a restaurant and a shop where you can find the best thai silk. Things are a bit pricy though.

It's open every day at 9 a.m and the last tour begins at 4.30 p.m. The admission is 100 baht.

Address: Rama I Road, Pathumwan District
Directions: National Stadium or Siam Skytrain station
Phone: 216-7368
Website: http://www.jimthompson.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2006
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