Jim Thompson House
tour Zone Siam
The name Jim Thompson is synonymous with Thailand’s silk industry. Thanks to this ex-American serviceman, Thai silk received worldwide acclaim for its lustrous beauty and fine quality. Thompson’s three decades of dedication to the revival of Thai silk, then a dying art, changed the faith of the industry forever.
Tour rating: 9.5 (10 best)
Tour: Brief and informal
The FREE guided tour of the exhibition is a must, the factual content of the brief tour is very informative and interesting about the Man, his connection to Thailand and architecture of the homes.
Duration: tour: 30 min or DIY: 2-3hrsFood/drink: Excellent Garden caf'e
Cost: 100b adults, disc for children/students
Public Transport: very good, see below
After he mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, he left a legacy behind, which is reflected through his vast collections of Thai art and antiques now on display at the Jim Thompson’s House and Museum, itself a lovely complex of six Thai-style teak houses preserved to their original glory.
Location: 6 Soi Kasem San 2, Rama 1 Road, on on the Saen Saep Canal (Khlong)
Food & Drink: The venue has an excellent Garden caf'e serving western and Thai food
Open 9am–5pm daily. Ticket:100 baht Contact: (02) 216 7368. Map links to the venue website
Warning: There may be touters or tuktuk driver trying to whisk you off to some other destination, smile and ignore.
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