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

  • 95% of people who visit Bangkok include Jim Thompson House in their plan

  • 38.59% of people start their Jim Thompson House visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

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

Monday, Friday and Saturday

90.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jim Thompson House

People normally club together Grand Palace and Central World Plaza while planning their visit to Jim Thompson House.

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Jim Thompson House, Bangkok Reviews

  • 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.

  • A cool museum to visit along one of the canals, especially if you want to escape the busy streets for an hour or two. They tour you around the gardens and the main house, where you'll find some very clever details and quirky artifacts! The house itself has unique architectural features that offer a glimpse into Jim Thompson's personality. This is a great place for curious people with an hour or two to spare :)

  • Nice little oasis in the middle of Bangkok. This house was the house of Jim Thompson, an American who brought back the Silk business to Thailand. He was also a collector of Asian art, including Chinese porcelain, Buddha statues and more. The houses are beautiful. The site also has a Jim Thompson Silk shop and a small restaurant with delicious cakes. The price is very reasonable at 200 Baht per person for a guided tour.

  • A nice place for an hour or two. It's really like an oasis in the heart of Bangkok and you get to learn about the mystery surrounding the man who reinvented the Thai silk. The admission fee is same for Thais and foreigners (which is not the standard in Thailand... Just look at the royal palace that charge 500 for foreigners but is free for Thais!), however, the prices in the restaurant are quite high and the prices you can also see on any of the silk products for sale (to compare the price... I bought a silk shirt at a royal project in Chang Mai for 3,000 Baht, at Jim Thompson House the price for just a silk necktie was 3,600 Baht!).

  • The Jim Thompson house is a former residence of a US Army veteran built in 1959. It's a beautiful Thai-style home that contains a large personal collection of art from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and China (Ming dynasty China, anyone?). The admission and tour costs 150 baht, and the service is outstanding, offering multiple languages. Note that no shoes are allowed inside during your 35-minute guided tour (no touching the objects!) of the house, but they are allowed around the premises and its gardens. The guided tour itself was informative and memorable, as you learn about the quirks of different objects, little facts about Thai traditions and culture, and the lifestyle choices that Mr. Thompson chooses.

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