Jim Thompson House

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  • Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-22167368
  • Ticket Price: 150 THB
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids

Jim Thompson House - Review

The Thai silk industry owes a lot to an American man who was called Jim Thompson. After offering his services to military and also to the tourism and hotel industry, he turned to silks and took the decision of permanently settling in Bangkok. This led to the silk Textile industry in Thailand to flourish like never before. Due to this, a trip to his old residence is sure to be a very significant step in understanding the trade history of Thailand. The Jim Thompson house is a perfect example of a traditional teakwood Thai house. Here, you will find a variety of Thai artifacts that he has collected from his time. His own collection of many rare cultural artifacts as well as his history with the country is sure to leave you enthralled.

Jim Thompson House is one of the attractions added in one day in Bangkok trip. Must visit this awesome attraction. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bangkok itinerary 6 days.

Jim Thompson House Information

  • Don’t forget to view the Thai artifacts collected by him.
  • Train is the best mode of transportation.
  • Children below 9 years of age will get bored here.
  • There are compulsory tours every 2 hours.

Jim Thompson House Ticket Prices

  • Adults: 150 baht
  • Students: 100 baht

How To reach Jim Thompson House by Public Transport

  • National Stadium
  • Subway: National Stadium exit 1
  • Ferry: Klorng boat to Sapan Hua Chang Pier

Restaurants Near Jim Thompson House

  • Cafe 9
  • Mythai
  • Thompson Bar and Restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for Jim Thompson House

  • Jim Thompson House Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Jim Thompson House Contact Number: +66-22167368
  • Jim Thompson House Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Jim Thompson House Price: 150 THB
  • Best time to visit Jim Thompson House(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jim Thompson House: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jim Thompson House

  • 64.94% of people who visit Bangkok include Jim Thompson House in their plan

  • 50.76% of people start their Jim Thompson House visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jim Thompson House

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

91.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jim Thompson House

People normally club together Grand Palace and Lumpini Park while planning their visit to Jim Thompson House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Jim Thompson House Trips

Jim Thompson House, Bangkok Reviews

  • One of my favorite museums in Bangkok. The Jim Thompson villa is in fact an assembly of 6 smaller traditional Thai houses and contains numerous art works mainly from Thailand. The guided tour which is included in the entrance fee takes about an hour and is very informative. The only downside is that the tour is obligatory. It would be great to reserve certain hours for those who want to go at their own pace.

  • Lovely, knowledgeable and attentive staff-- the host folded my grandson some origami while we were waiting for our tour. Lovely grounds, quite a respite from the city. We loved the gift shop for souvenirs and I actually bought a book about Jim Thompson for reading material on my plan ride home. Well worth a visit.

  • Beautiful getaway from noisy Bangkok! The garden is super pretty as are the houses! You have to take a guided tour to enter the antique teak houses, but it’s included in the entrance fee. Staff is very sweet and friendly. Bring some mosquito repellent!

  • This house was donated by Jim Thompson (from his nephew) to the Thai people. It was built personally by Jim Thompson, architect, scrupulously following the traditional construction criteria of Thai wooden houses, adding however some comforts. It is therefore interesting to visit this house-museum, considering it a traditional thai wooden house of a rich person, collector of art and antiquity. The visit is guided, so you can not take a lot of time, it lasts about 20 minutes, and the guides necessarily focus only on some aspects and objects on display. You can even arrive there taking the boat on the Canal, which I liked

  • Very interesting tour through a van that many of us probably didn’t know much about before coming to Thailand. There are many interesting artifacts in this house that should bring interest to both the art aficionado and those interested in Southeast Asian history. Also they have tours in five different languages-Chinese, Japanese, French, English and Thai which helps most tourists have the ability to experience this attraction. Only 200 baht this attraction is worth the time and money while you come to Bangkok.

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