Jim Thopson Life And Legend Tour - Bangkok

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8.30 am
  • Departure Details :
    YHA Bangkok Downtown Hostel ( BTS Chongnonsi exit 4 and keep walking , we next to Rolex showroom )
  • Return Details :
    YHA Bangkok Downtown Hostel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the former residence of Jim Thompson, the late "Thai Silk King". His house consists of seven traditional Thai house which have been skillfully combined into one, a real Asian object d'art!

Know More about this tour

Jim Thompson or James Harrison Wilson Thompson was born in Greenville, Delaware in 1906. He attended public schools in Wilmington, went on to boarding school at St. Paul's and attended Princeton University, the family university, from 1924 to 1928.

Although Thompson had a keen interest in art, he chose to become an architect and went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a practicing architect in New York City until 1940.
 8.30 am Meet the group at YHA Bangkok Downtown Hostel ( BTS Chongnonsi exit 4 , our guide will take you to visit Jim Thompson house museum by train , The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. Construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok.

Visit Baan Krua Nhua community is located on the bank of Klong Saen Saeb River, Soi Kasemsan, Ratchathevee, Bangkok. It is the area of the Cham people since the reign of King Rama I. The Cham people usually work as fisherman and silk weaver. The silk weaving of Baan Krua Nhua is outstanding and has been descended since after the WWII.

From this folk wisdom made Jim Thompson, the famous proprietor, fascinated in Thai silk. He supported silk weaving of this community and bought it into his own company. Therefore, this is why the brand Jim Thompson was popular over the world. 

Nowadays, the people in this community still keep the silk weaving profession. The uniqueness of the silk is the high quality texture with delicate silk, beautiful color and durability. After Jim Thompson disappeared, many families turn to other profession. However, it is still guaranteed that the left ones are still in high quality.

You will visit the house of " uncle Aood " the last family of Baan Krua who stll do the silk business until today and have opputunity to buy good quality of silk product direct from the original place.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers