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Review of Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House
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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
Ranked #11 of 584 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage
Reviewed 16 May 2014

A huge part of the attraction of this homestead is the mystery around the disappearance of Jim Thompson, the man who 'introduced' silk to Thailand. But for me even more so was the beauty and absolute tranquility it has in this busy BUSY city. One has the chance to explore the garden on your own but the tour of the different original Thai buildings one has to do with a guide. In these one is not allowed to take pictures. These are some beautiful artifacts and the stories surrounding them are rich. There is also a restaurant and shop on the premises. The latter sells really exquisite clothing and gifts, something unique for someone special.

Thank brutalbrat
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Loved Jim Thompson House because I love his work.
There are compulsory guided tours that leave every 30 mins or so. My local Thai guide was very entertaining and spoke very good English and the tour was actually very useful and informative, so I am glad it is compulsory. It is not that long and then you get time afterwards to go back through his house at your own pace.
It was interesting to see how a foreigner took a group of traditional Thai houses and turned it into one home. He has some beautiful pieces in his house.
There is a coffee shop there - but I didnt use it.
I spent a fair amount of time and a good few baht in the shop (it is the same prices and goods as to what is sold in the mall shops).
There is a little free shuttle at the top of the main street that will take you down the Soi in which the museum is to the entrance.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

There is free shuttle from National Stadium BTS. If you wish to walk, its about 5-10mins walk from the BTS. Admission is 100bath with free tour which is about 25mins. Last guided tour at 5pm. Very detailed and good explanation during the tour to know the history of this house.

Thank MLI_MLI
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Only spend less than an hours there, its ok to have a look for a history of the silk master, the staff there explain very well in english and chinese as well. Good to see when you tired for shopping in Bangkok.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had a great experience. Can take golf cart ride provided by the J.T. House from the BTS station to the house. I suggest you make reservations to eat before you start the tour or call ahead. Tour went fine with young boys, but tours of the home are done in a group and are geared towards adults. So depending on your children's attention span/jet lag you may prefer to just tour the grounds on your own with the kids and have the adults take turns going on the indoor tour of the house.

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