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Jim Thompson House

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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 2 216 7368
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This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai...

This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, houses a magnificent collection of Asian art and many unique displays.

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I have been to Bangkok many times and finally got to visit this place. Tour takes about 35 minutes, it's informative and to the point . Some might find it too short but for it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to Bangkok many times and finally got to visit this place. Tour takes about 35 minutes, it's informative and to the point . Some might find it too short but for it was just right for me. It's well worth taking the time to visit here and then take the boat up the canal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jim Thompson's on Surawong and his house near MBK are great for a feel for what it could be like to live the life of a wealthy person in Bangkok in the 1960s. Houses assembled into a klong living respite from the hustle outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice wooden house inside a tropical garden. Nice furniture. Nice shop for silk products. A pleasant visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front area ,which is open without ticket,should eb good enough as it has the demonstration of how the silk threads( yarn) are obtained from the cocoon,& then spinned.The showroom can also be visited without ticketThe entry ticket is very expensive,one may like to skip this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fine dining restaurant and one of the upscale modern Thai restaurant in Bangkok. Jim Thompson is mostly known for silk apparels and most people may not know that it also operates this restaurant. The food is traditional with slight adaption as most of the customers are foreigners, but maintains an integrity of Thai spices. Highly recommend for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had visited temples all day so this was a nice way to break up the day. It gives a chance to view a Thai house (wealthy) and to hear about an American who loved Thailand. The house was pretty-- I kind of breezed through the tour, but ultimately was glad I went and saw it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once here... you can always refresh inside the coffee / bar place. just make sure you have enough time because we were waiting for our drinks and was missing one (yet was charge for it). The tour is beautiful and the place and decor is wonderful and interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a cozy and nice place, clean and neat. We very enjoyed it and got some gifts for our friends from its shop. You can finish visiting this place quickly and then have a coffee at its café.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Join the guided tour as they will explain more details than simply visiting the house by yourself. The whole visit only lasted an hour. You can buy some of the silk in the shop there, but we bought at the BKK ariport already without the taxes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my visit here. The koi pond by the restaurant was relaxing. I arrived by boat and left on foot. Food and service in restaurant wa sgreat and the gardens are amazing. The story of a Jim Thomson was intriguing too! Not an extensive art collection on display but obviously unique pieces and well chosen and displayed. A must... More 

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