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)
Public Transport: Good, a brief walk from BTS Skytrain station National Stadium Exit 1 or for a bit of culture take the canal ferry to Pier 23 Ratchathewi, then a short walk along the 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.