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Jim Thomson's House & Suan Pakkard Palace Tour

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Stop At: Jim Thompson House, 6, Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served in the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA) in Thailand during WWII. He settled in Bangkok after the war, when his neighbours’ handmade silk caught his eye and piqued his business sense; he sent samples to fashion houses in Milan, London and Paris, gradually building a steady worldwide clientele.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jim Thompson, 9 Surawong Rd. Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Jim Thompson House - The lovely garden-enclosed compound sitting on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal would have gone completely unnoticed, had it not been for a legacy left behind by a middle-aged American man named Jim Thompson. His elegant residential enclave, comprising six traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s Ban Krua community, echoes Jim Thompson’s 30-year love affair with Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, 352 - 354 Sri Ayudhya Rd Rajathevi, Bangkok 10400 Thailand

Suan Pakkad Palace is a place to find visions of Thailand you thought long since vanished in Bangkok. Its name means 'cabbage patch', in reference to when the land was nothing more than just that. Today, however, it's a well-tended tropical garden with serene ponds surrounding eight traditional Thai houses, each of which brims to overflowing with fine arts, antiques and oddities belonging to Prince and Princess Chumbhot.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: I Asia Thailand, 319 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan 24th Floor c/o Spaces, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

I Asia Thailand is the operator of this tour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Bangkok hotels
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jim Thompson House
  • Entry/Admission - Jim Thompson
  • Entry/Admission - Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages, bottled water, snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location).
  • Ladies must wear a skirt or sarong (no pants or shorts) that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting Suan Pakkard Palace
  • Men must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting Suan Pakkard Palace.
  • There are facilities to borrow suitable clothing if required.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Supposed to have TukTuk picked up but was told that we had to walk to Jim Thomson . Do not listen to the hotel staffs, these was Tuk Tuk - Just wait . I saw Tuk Tuk (Jim Thomson) and I just needed to let them know that I wanted a ride . Overall tour is good, like good to know.
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When you arrive it is like change to another place, coming from the noise and confusion.... Suddenly you can hear the water and little birds and forget the pollution... The guide visit is very well organized and the story of Jim Thompson is incredible. If you come to BKK is
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Response from NickIAsiaThailand, General Manager at Jim Thomson's House & Suan Pakkard Palace Tour
Responded 21 Mar. 2019
Hello Jdafranco, Thanks for the kind review and I am very happy you enjoyed your tour with us. Regards, Nick I Asia Thailand
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you can have a guided Tour at Jim Thompson House for 200 Baht (approx. 6 Dollar - 5 Eur) - Tour is english, french, Thai etc.
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Response from nickc277, Public Relations Manager at Jim Thomson's House & Suan Pakkard Palace Tour
Responded 30 Oct. 2018
Dear ThePeter1, That’s for your comments. Not sure what you mean you can have a guided tour for 200 Baht? Our tour includes hotel pick up and drop off and the Suan Pakkard Palace and then Jim Thomson House. The 200 Baht is only the entrance fee to the house without anything extra as above. If you want to explain further please do email us at guest@iasiathailand.com Regards. Christopher
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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