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“Stunning”
Review of Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House
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Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House in Bangkok
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Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour
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Private Tour: Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace Museum Tour
Ranked #11 of 573 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stunning homes, lovely garden, some beautiful pieces of handicraft (ceramics, sculpture; Thai, Chinese, Burmese...).
The compulsory guided tour for the interior of the main house is interesting too.
Very special.

Thank V V
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Jim Thompson was a Bangkok-based silk entrepreneur from the early-mid 20th century, famous for reviving the Thai silk industry. His house, made from several old-school Thai homes, is a good example of traditional Thai architecture and the trinkets/ antiques around the house are pretty unique.

It must be noted that I have no deep seeded interest in silk, entrepreneurs or people named Jim - but found this a pretty decent tour at 100 baht. It's just a short walk from National Stadium BTS station, so worth a quick stop over while in the Siam area. Recommended.

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Lovely grounds and buildings - very tranquil. You have to take a guided tour of the interior of the buildings and can't take photos inside, which is a shame

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

tranquil setting yet in the middle of the city, great cafe, have been many times over the last 20 years and have seen it add a larger gift shop,cafe and restraunt yet the house remains in its origional condition as it was when jim thompson left it. his is a very interesting story and would urge anyone to read the book before visiting the house.

Thank 504mark
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our second visit and its much better, very good restaurant attached too. Good shop though some new designs and colours would be welcome. Another shop in the shopping plaza but it is difficult to find.

Thank PeglegSussex
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