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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6, Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road | Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Siam
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+66 2 216 7368
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Reviewed today

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.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed today

Such a lovely house with great decor, incredible gardens and very good guides. Well worth a detour and it is very close to the sky train.

Thank luciana c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Clydewhi
Reviewed yesterday

Apparently the saviour of the Thai silk trade. Wonderful history. And it has a lovely eating place by the Koi Carp pools.Tours are escorted and included int the entry cost

Thank ChevyCaptiva
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Tote919
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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).

Thank opus21
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Bernard E
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Andrew_8_7_9_a
Reviewed 2 days ago

the main house is a guided tour and is available in several languages. Our English guide was funny and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the architecture and the art history

Thank barbara b
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Alvin R
13 April 2018|
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Response from 宸以 林 | Reviewed this property |
yrs, it's open during Songkran, I just came back from there yesterday.
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2 April 2018|
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Response from Remsheg | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Orion37 | Reviewed this property |
i did not see any dancing at all
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