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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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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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Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour
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Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House in Bangkok
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Private Tour: Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace Museum Tour

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It's amazing to think that the location of this house, is in the middle of the city. The guided tour is informative and worthwhile. When we went, they were spinning raw silk from... read more

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notts
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's amazing to think that the location of this house, is in the middle of the city. The guided tour is informative and worthwhile. When we went, they were spinning raw silk from the cocoons, which we found very interesting. From here, walk alongside the canal at the back, to get the water taxi into the city. This boat ride... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting - sort of. Not my cup of tea but the wife enjoyed it. Not one of those attractions that make you yearn to return. Ancient buddhas and collection pieces by Jim but overall left me underwhelmed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must-see part of any Bangkok trip. Beautiful art and historical artifacts in an incredible setting. The guided tour was about 35 minutes long; there was also a chance to walk around the compound before the tour started. While my wife and I were there an exhibition by LE Brothers called The Game Viet Nam. Its last day was the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely house/grounds and English-speaking tour guide - Can only visit via tour though free to wander around grounds afterwards. Not a huge amount to see but the story is interesting as are many of the artifacts in the house. Worth a visit but wouldn't lose any sleep if missed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely spot. Nice for a afternoon break. Food is not bad. Price acceptable. Usually crowded during weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Jim Thompson House. You get to see some lovely teak houses and a beautiful garden while learning about the revival of the Thai silk industry. For me, it's a must see in Bangkok. There is also a gallery which features different exhibits, a book shop, and a nice, air-conditioned cafe.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A acquaint setup in a busy part of BKK. Guided tour was well run. Was interesting to find out about silk trade and how Jim Thompson brought Thai silk to the world. Would recommend a visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Touring Jim Thompson house and grounds was a highlight of our trip to Bangkok! So beautiful. We took a metered taxi to and from our hotel. The grounds are lush and lovely. A nice way to spend your day. We didn't try the restaurant but wished we had. It is so organized. We arrived and signed up for an english... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice house. Must see in Bangkok. The guide was very good and able answer questions. Must see in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour of the beautiful home of this most unusual man. Certainly a chance to see a collection of traditional Thai homes transformed into an artistic compound.

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