Admire the artful curation of traditional Thai design at Jim Thompson House, a complex of buildings collected from across the country in the 1950s and 60s. The brainchild of American businessman Jim Thompson, this estate brings together classic architectural examples in one place and today offers an interesting introduction into traditional Thai arts and crafts, such as silk spinning. Relax under the verandas of the cool, rust-colored buildings, and admire the work of local craftspeople before enjoying a meal at the onsite restaurant. Use our Bangkok online trip builder to arrange your visit to Jim Thompson House and other attractions in Bangkok.
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Jim Thompson House Reviews
Easy to get there. I recommend you use the canal boat if you stay near Caosan rd. Guided tour was interesting and helpful. Too bad everything in their shop was rather expensive that I couldn't afford.... more »
Wonderful tour and history behind Jim Thompson and how constructed his home from ancient Lanna buildings. more »
Really enjoyed visiting this museum. I'm not usually a fan of museums about people or a person, but the tour guide we had made it really enjoyable, and the house and its surroundings are beautiful. You can pick up your own Jim Thompson Silk clothing at the gift shop if you want to, but it's pricey! The museum also has a shuttle service to get you to the nearest Sky train station, which is helpful.
Nice place to explore and learn about the process of making silk. There is a huge store selling premium silks inside the museum. The price is pretty high but when you touch the silk fabric, you will know why it is called premium silk. I love how they show us how to make silk fabric from scratch at the garden of the museum. I did not buy the ticket for the museum cause it is so damn high.
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