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Jim Thompson House & Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านไทย จิม ทอมป์สัน)

Museum, Arts & Crafts Store, and Art Gallery · Wang Mai
6 Soi Kasem San 2, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    Lada 🐰
    "Six teak buildings, which represent the best Thai architecture."(3 Tips)
    Ashrel
    "It's a decent place to learn about Thai silk industry."(3 Tips)
    4sq Thailand
    "valuable collection of Thai arts"(2 Tips)
    Andrea B.
    "100 baht entrance fee"(2 Tips)
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  • Robert P.

    The house in which Jim Thomson lived. He helped revitalize Thai silk industry after WW2, and misteriously disappeared in Malaysian mountains. 100 Bahts entrance fee, worth to visit.

    Robert P. · March 23, 2013
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  • Eleni M.

    Amazing place. Impressive traditional Thai architecture, a wide collection of century old antiques and Thai art, beautiful gardens and ambience. You can watch live silk-weaving and traditional dance!

    Eleni Miliou · April 25, 2015
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  • Lada 🐰

    Six teak buildings, which represent the best Thai architecture. Take a tour (100/50 THB) to know all about the traditional religious rituals. And, silk. Amazing place!

    Lada 🐰 · July 9, 2012
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  • Yasemin T.

    Close to Bts national stadium station, go along the street near nissan showroom, and after a 3 min walk you will reach a hidden gem in the city.

    Yasemin Topcu Elekler · October 28, 2015
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  • The Well Report

    One of the best western-style cultural venues in Bangkok. Right now, they're showing "The House on the Klong" which recounts the disappearance mystery and Thompson's rise to international taste-maker Read more

    The Well Report · December 2, 2010
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  • maique m.

    Nice example of traditional Thai construction, even though Mr. Thompson had the walls facing the wrong way. Just sorry you can't visit without a mandatory tour guide and included group of tourists.

    maique madeira · February 22, 2015
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  • Travel + Leisure S.

    Jim Thompson and the Thai Silk Company he established, saved a dying craft and transformed it into a world-class designer brand.
For Thompson, 'the real measure of the success of the Thai silk industr Read more

    Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia · February 16, 2010
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  • Dasha M.

    Lovely, nice and cosy house!:) Interesting to see oriental interior and know the Jim Thompson story. Great choice of silk in the shop, though, just in case, there is one in the airport too.

    Dasha Marla · February 20, 2013
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  • Janelle L.

    Tickets at 180baht per person, includes a guided tour. Wear shoes easy to put on and take off as there are areas where no shoes are allowed

    Janelle Li · August 7, 2014
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  • Amy B.

    Beautifully houses, nice free, short tour (only way to see it) & inexpensive entrance. All goes to charity & preservation so grab a drink/food in the restaurant.

    Amy B · March 26
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  • Just J.

    An amazing place, where you can learn about the history of Thailand and Jim Thompson's, an american that has vanished in the 1970s. Admission fee: 100 THB.

    Just Journeys · March 26, 2015
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  • Raphaël G.

    Free navette from the national stadium metro to the house. Very quiet and beautiful place, don't miss the restaurant too!

    Raphaël Greco · April 20, 2014
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  • 4sq Thailand

    Jim Thompson's House, which is built in traditional teak wood style, is now a museum displaying valuable collection of Thai arts such as benjarong (a multicoloured porcelain).

    4sq Thailand · August 8, 2011
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  • Yotpisai N.

    Tourist trap here, Just because Jim Thompson collecting Thai silk now buy silk from local villages and sell in gallery multiple prices. This guy get advantage from Thai business.

    Yotpisai Namutawong · October 5, 2011
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  • Lub d

    Beautiful Thai traditional house for antique lover, great souvenir shop just next to our Siam Square branch. Real Thai silk available there!!!

    Lub d · August 10, 2011
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  • G. M. A.

    Excellent facilities and well managed. Nice half hour tour. Restaurant and museum shop worth a visit. All highly recommended.

    G. M. Ale · October 27, 2015
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  • Timo W.

    Hidden attraction the gives you a feeling how live was before all if the skyscrapers. After the visit go to the river and take the boat!

    Timo Wolf · April 7, 2015
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  • Rachel L.

    Food at the restaurant to totally worth it. Coconut ice cream is to die for. Sometimes there are special exhibits above the store.

    Rachel Lin · November 5, 2012
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  • Y

    I can't help but feel this is a tourist trap for middle-aged Westerners. It was nice to take a peek into his home, but would have rather learned more about silk.

    Y · February 20, 2015
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  • Seth B.

    Come to see a beautifully architected house composed of 6 different traditional Thai homes, some over 200 years old -- and all surrounded by a peaceful green garden.

    Seth Bannon · January 4, 2015
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  • Quentin L.

    A nice place to visit. You will need less than one hour to explore this beautiful Thai traditional house. Don't miss it !

    Quentin Lafon · July 28, 2014
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  • Carl-Eduard M.

    If Locals will tell you that the musem is closed, do not believe them, it opened seven days a week! So just walk along the street!

    Carl-Eduard Meyer · April 2, 2010
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  • Alex D.

    Neat tour about an idiosyncratic historical site. It only takes an hour to see, so it's an easy in and out.

    Alex Dobyan · January 26
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  • Cortney M.

    interesting history, a quick tour and if in Bangkok more than 2 days a must see.

    Cortney Mills · January 10, 2015
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  • Michelle M.

    Nice architecture, beautiful HOUSE and great food. Expensive itens in the Store.

    Michelle Maskovic · March 1, 2015
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  • A E.

    The coconut ice cream at the restaurant is to die for...idyllic setting of the house. Oasis in heart of Bangkok

    A E · April 3, 2013
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  • Spora V.

    A must, can't be in BKK and not visiting it. Way out: take the boat on the khlong canal: cheap and great!

    Spora Vera · December 27, 2011
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  • GB

    Don't miss classy ambiance at the adjacent restaurant. Try rich and refreshing shakes or a pot of tea.

    GB · April 3, 2014
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  • 4sq Thailand

    'The House by the Klong' of Jim Thompson, the 'Father of Thai Silk'. Jim Thompson, an American, came to Thailand at the end of WWII and helped revive the Thai silk industry.

    4sq Thailand · August 8, 2011
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  • Chelly ✌.

    40 min tour and it cost you only 100 baht, worth every penny! Beautiful house and beautiful history

    Chelly ✌️ · March 29, 2015
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  • Thomas G.

    Beware of touts trying to tell you it's closed or offering to take you to a jewelry shop one street over....huge scam business going on there

    Thomas Grogan · February 12, 2011
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  • Andrea B.

    100 baht entrance fee (50 baht for students and young) tours in thai, english, french,japanese

    Andrea Bicini · August 21, 2011
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  • Black M.

    you wouldn't believe there's such a place like this in the heart of Bangkok right next to those department stores. Highly recommended ^_^

    Black Magic · September 12, 2010
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  • Noée D.

    Down town, close the highest activity center of Bangkok but so nice and calm...a haven of peace!

    Noée D'Aveyron · February 5, 2011
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  • Mar I.

    Very good restaurant and excellent tour, bring your friends and family from abroad!

    Mar Iko · September 26, 2015
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  • Apple H.

    Excellent place to learn about Thai architecture and an American architect's take on it.

    Apple Hurtado · December 29, 2015
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  • bruno b.

    Wonderful place to know in Bangkok. Cool history with an excellent restaurant.

    bruno barros · November 30, 2015
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  • João C.

    It's not the best place to buy Jim Thompson's silk. You should buy @ the Jim Thompson's store because there are more options @ the store.

    João Cunha · July 10, 2011
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  • Bangkok37.com

    This is the second time I have been here. I went back today, cuz I was reading about his disappearance. Very interesting :-) Read more

    Bangkok37.com · March 13, 2013
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  • Roger T.

    The guided tour is good, nice to know the history of this place even-though it's not completely transitional Thai

    Roger Teh · April 6, 2015
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  • Jayzen P.

    Great 30 min tours. Free golf cart shuttle from the BTS National Stadium station!

    Jayzen Patria · November 27, 2014
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  • AR R.

    Perfect infotainment place for design students and professional to learn about Thailand cultural

    AR Rash Eedzwan · February 11
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  • Natalia

    Tourist trap for privileged white folks who come here to tour the house of a privileged white guy.

    Natalia · May 1, 2015
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  • oshi r.

    Nice 30minutes tour to know Jim thompson,, A foreigner who built Thai silk and art,,

    oshi rini · November 21, 2015
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  • Mariana Y.

    Scarfs are beautiful, not so expensive and perfect for a gift. Pictures not allowed inside of the house 😔

    Mariana Yañez · June 3, 2015
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  • Juan V.

    Beautiful place with a cozy mood , don't miss the shop

    Juan Velasquez · July 31, 2015
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  • Stela K.

    Its amazing! Its peace of heaven in Bangkok.

    Stela Kiill · May 2, 2015
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  • Gam C.

    What a beautiful place to visit :) french guides here speak fluently french (thumbs up)

    Gam Chiamprasert · November 23, 2010
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  • Richard C.

    Cherry cheesecake and Darjeeling tea. Highly recommended

    Richard Crookes · September 13, 2012
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  • Tayyare F.

    This guy knew how to live. Restaurant is a must try.

    Tayyare Flying · April 12, 2015
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