We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth the quick visit”
Review of Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House
Book In Advance
More Info
US$24.70*
and up
Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour
Ranked #12 of 599 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 8 June 2014

If you find yourself near MBK mall for some shopping, a quick visit afterwards is totally worthy.

It is not that the museum will make a big difference in your life, but you will learn some interesting and fun facts about Asia in general and see some really beautiful and rare asian artworks.

Thank Renan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (11,709)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

5,090 - 5,094 of 11,709 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2014

Guide escorts each tourists. Big rich house buildings and well decorated gardens. They make threads from cocoons with traditional skills. We bought one scarf made of silk in the shop there. Best quality with best prices.

Thank Dona_Natasha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 June 2014

A spectacular "personal" museum showcasing historic Thai architecture and beautiful art. The history of Jim Thompson is the stuff of legends and many books have been written about him. He single handidly brought back Thai silk making so all of that beautiful silk you see is due to him.Thompson was also one of the first Westerner to appreciate historic Thai and Khmer art and was collecting long before anyone else. Some of those amazing pieces are in his former home which is now the museum.

I have been to Bangkok more times than I can count (my wife is from there) and I tell every visitor that they must not miss this beautiful little place. It can be hard to find but it is well worth it.

Thank Nola404
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was very interesting walking round with a guide explaining all about Jim Thompson and what happened to him. There was a man sat weaving silk from caterpillars which was fascinating to watch. It takes approx. 1-11/2 hours to look round.

Thank Alison W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My second visit to Jim Thompson's charming house won't be the last and was as enjoyable as the first. You need only a passing interest in architecture and design to appreciate this little piece of paradise in the midst of the chaos that typifies much of Bangkok. The guided tour lasts only about 30 minutes but you will want to spend a little longer enjoying the tranquility of the grounds...and lusting over the beautiful, but largely too expensive, items in the shop.

Thank Miss4K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Jim Thompson House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing