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The Jim Thompson House

(พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านไทย จิม ทอมป์สัน)
Museum, Arts & Crafts Store, and Art Gallery
Wang Mai, Phra Nakhon
  • Lada 🐰
    "Six teak buildings, which represent the best Thai architecture."(4 Tips)
    "It's a decent place to learn about Thai silk industry."(4 Tips)
    4sq Thailand
    "valuable collection of Thai arts"(2 Tips)
    Andrea B.
    "100 baht entrance fee"(2 Tips)
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  • Eva D.
    Eva Drago3 weeks ago
    One of my fave spots in Bangkok. Built by an American war hero who revitalized the Thai silk industry. Stunning example of Thai architecture. Take a tour, and enjoy this little respite from the city!
  • Robert P.
    Robert P.March 23, 2013
    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.
  • Eleni M.
    Eleni MiliouApril 25, 2015
    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!
  • Lada 🐰
    Lada 🐰July 9, 2012
    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!
  • Yasemin T.
    Yasemin Topcu EleklerOctober 28, 2015
    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.
  • Janelle L.
    Janelle LiAugust 7, 2014
    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
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMarch 26
    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.
  • Dasha M.
    Dasha MarlaFebruary 20, 2013
    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.
  • The Well Report
    The Well ReportDecember 2, 2010
    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
  • Raphaël G.
    Raphaël GrecoApril 20, 2014
    Free navette from the national stadium metro to the house. Very quiet and beautiful place, don't miss the restaurant too!
  • Just J.
    Just JourneysMarch 26, 2015
    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.
  • maique m.
    maique madeiraFebruary 22, 2015
    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.
  • 4sq Thailand
    4sq ThailandAugust 8, 2011
    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).
  • Seth B.
    Seth BannonJanuary 4, 2015
    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.
  • Cortney M.
    Cortney MillsJanuary 10, 2015
    interesting history, a quick tour and if in Bangkok more than 2 days a must see.
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonJuly 28, 2014
    A nice place to visit. You will need less than one hour to explore this beautiful Thai traditional house. Don't miss it !
  • G. M. A.
    G. M. AleOctober 27, 2015
    Excellent facilities and well managed. Nice half hour tour. Restaurant and museum shop worth a visit. All highly recommended.
  • Timo W.
    Timo WolfApril 7, 2015
    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!
  • Lub d
    Lub dAugust 10, 2011
    Beautiful Thai traditional house for antique lover, great souvenir shop just next to our Siam Square branch. Real Thai silk available there!!!
  • 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
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LinNovember 5, 2012
    Food at the restaurant to totally worth it. Coconut ice cream is to die for. Sometimes there are special exhibits above the store.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MaskovicMarch 1, 2015
    Nice architecture, beautiful HOUSE and great food. Expensive itens in the Store.
  • A E.
    A EApril 3, 2013
    The coconut ice cream at the restaurant is to die for...idyllic setting of the house. Oasis in heart of Bangkok
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanJanuary 26
    Neat tour about an idiosyncratic historical site. It only takes an hour to see, so it's an easy in and out.
  • Spora V.
    Spora VeraDecember 27, 2011
    A must, can't be in BKK and not visiting it. Way out: take the boat on the khlong canal: cheap and great!
  • GB
    GBApril 3, 2014
    Don't miss classy ambiance at the adjacent restaurant. Try rich and refreshing shakes or a pot of tea.
  • AR R.
    AR Rash EedzwanFebruary 11
    Perfect infotainment place for design students and professional to learn about Thailand cultural
  • Chelly ✌.
    Chelly ✌️March 29, 2015
    40 min tour and it cost you only 100 baht, worth every penny! Beautiful house and beautiful history
  • Carl-Eduard M.
    Carl-Eduard MeyerApril 2, 2010
    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!
  • bruno b.
    bruno barrosNovember 30, 2015
    Wonderful place to know in Bangkok. Cool history with an excellent restaurant.
  • Black M.
    Black MagicSeptember 12, 2010
    you wouldn't believe there's such a place like this in the heart of Bangkok right next to those department stores. Highly recommended ^_^
  • Y
    YFebruary 20, 2015
    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.
  • Roger T.
    Roger TehApril 6, 2015
    The guided tour is good, nice to know the history of this place even-though it's not completely transitional Thai
  • Mar I.
    Mar IkoSeptember 26, 2015
    Very good restaurant and excellent tour, bring your friends and family from abroad!
  • Apple H.
    Apple HurtadoDecember 29, 2015
    Excellent place to learn about Thai architecture and an American architect's take on it.
  • Yotpisai N.
    Yotpisai NamutawongOctober 5, 2011
    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.
  • Yuhee C.
    recommending you to visit this place. lovely house and you can shop nice scarves.
  • Jayzen P.
    Jayzen PatriaNovember 27, 2014
    Great 30 min tours. Free golf cart shuttle from the BTS National Stadium station!
  • Noée D.
    Noée D'AveyronFebruary 5, 2011
    Down town, close the highest activity center of Bangkok but so nice and calm...a haven of peace!
    Bangkok37.comMarch 13, 2013
    This is the second time I have been here. I went back today, cuz I was reading about his disappearance. Very interesting :-) Read more
  • 4sq Thailand
    4sq ThailandAugust 8, 2011
    '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.
  • Mozef K.
    You can't be in a country without knowing their background, culture and lifestyle.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiciniAugust 21, 2011
    100 baht entrance fee (50 baht for students and young) tours in thai, english, french,japanese
  • Bart L.
    Bart LapersJanuary 10, 2015
    Fantastic property, a must visit when you are in Bangkok!
  • oshi r.
    oshi riniNovember 21, 2015
    Nice 30minutes tour to know Jim thompson,, A foreigner who built Thai silk and art,,
  • Mariana Y.
    Mariana YañezJune 3, 2015
    Scarfs are beautiful, not so expensive and perfect for a gift. Pictures not allowed inside of the house 😔
  • Juan V.
    Juan VelasquezJuly 31, 2015
    Beautiful place with a cozy mood , don't miss the shop
  • Stela K.
    Stela KiillMay 2, 2015
    Its amazing! Its peace of heaven in Bangkok.
  • Torzin S
    Torzin SJanuary 11, 2012
    Beautiful house and garden, but its not Thai house at all!
  • Bambang K.
    Bambang KuntjoroMay 31, 2014
    Beautiful Thai traditional house for antique lover,
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