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Professionally run tours with groups sorted by language and spaced out. I wasn't deeply engaged but it was interesting for an hour, about 30 minutes guided. Jim Thompson disappeared in 1966, this museum is run by a trust.
I was not all that excited to learn about how a rich white man greatly benefited the local Thai people — but I found the tour and stories behind the man ultimately very interesting! Admission fee was 200 bhat and includes lockers for your stuff...More
Thompson was an American diplomat who revitalized the Thai silk industry. This was his home. It is best understood as the home of a wealthy expatriate who loved Asian art, and not as a traditional or authentic Thai home, although it was assembled from multiple...More
This is a very nice meseum in a Thai house, located in the city center, opposite the national stadium. It's the house of Jim Thompson which has become a museum now. You should spare at least 1 hour to walk around, appreciate the beauty of...More
Nicely kept mansion. In a busy area the place seems like a recluse, green, quiet, traditional.
Only guided tours, but the guides speak really good English.
Free shows of traditional silk productin (girls nicely dressed playing music nad dancing).
I had not heard of Jim Thompson so his story was fascinating - where did he go?
The mystery aside, the house he built is a wonderful piece of architecture combining local construction and traditional design with some western functionality. It would be a great...More
The tour was highly informative and explained many of the traditions the Thai people follow and where they come from as well as the importance of Jim Thompson in revolutionising the Thai silk industry.
Take some of Asia’s biggest malls, hundreds of street-side vendors and a dozen of posh hotels and you’ll have Siam - Bangkok’s commercial district that will make any shopper’s heart beat faster. From cheap electronics and wholesale goods in MBK to designer handbags in Siam Paragon, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of Siam’s many malls. Take a break from the commercial craze and
visit the beautiful Jim Thompson house or the state-of-the-art Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre to recharge.
Older elementary students might enjoy it. Jim Thompson's story is a fascinating one and his disappearance remains a mystery which would no doubt intrigue the students. The house is beautiful and the tour only half an hour... More
Older elementary students might enjoy it. Jim Thompson's story is a fascinating one and his disappearance remains a mystery which would no doubt intrigue the students. The house is beautiful and the tour only half an hour. The exhibits outside might be of more interest.