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The Jim Thompson House

(พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านไทย จิม ทอมป์สัน)
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  • Gam C.
    "french guides"(9 Tips)
    Thinh V.
    "worldwide recognition for rebuilding the Thai silk industry."(5 Tips)
    Lada 🐰
    "Six teak buildings, which represent the best Thai architecture."(4 Tips)
    4sq Thailand
    "valuable collection of Thai arts"(2 Tips)
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  • Eva D.
    Eva DragoAugust 1, 2016
    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!
    Upvoted Jun 9
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMarch 26, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • Ting
    TingFebruary 21
    Worth a visit to see how the traditional Thai house is fused with western ideas. Feels like in the set of 'The King and I' n getting in and out of mirrors. Guided tours in various languages available.
  • 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
  • Kevin S O.
    30 minutes tour of the house. Historical landmark, filled with Burma and Thai/Siam artifacts. Japanese, Chinese and Thai tour guide interpreters. Lovely foliage/plant life with carp/Japanese koi fish.
  • tuna fish
    tuna fishJanuary 10
    Not a must in Bangkok, but I enjoyed. You wait nearly 40 min before the tour, the tour takes 30 min. Nice house and art collection.
  • Tasnime
    TasnimeApril 17
    Must visit place in BKK, just need 1h to have a valuable intro to Thai culture while discovering the architecture & nice gardens 👍
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • Cortney M.
    Cortney MillsJanuary 10, 2015
    interesting history, a quick tour and if in Bangkok more than 2 days a must see.
  • 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
  • Thinh V.
    Thinh VuMay 13
    Head for the historic Jim Thompson House and learn about the brand's mysterious namesake, an American who gained worldwide recognition for rebuilding the Thai silk industry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • Bruno
    BrunoMarch 7
    We just came here based on the good reviews related to the Coconut Ice Cream. We got really disappointed cause the recipe and the taste cannot be considered the same of the traditional one.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanJanuary 26, 2016
    Neat tour about an idiosyncratic historical site. It only takes an hour to see, so it's an easy in and out.
  • GB
    GBApril 3, 2014
    Don't miss classy ambiance at the adjacent restaurant. Try rich and refreshing shakes or a pot of tea.
  • 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!
  • Ilya G.
    Ilya GerasimovDecember 19, 2016
    Must-see poi of Bangkok. Great example of Western-Eastern art and architecture fusion done right.
  • 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
  • AR R.
    AR Rash EedzwanFebruary 11, 2016
    Perfect infotainment place for design students and professional to learn about Thailand cultural
  • Mar I.
    Mar IkoSeptember 26, 2015
    Very good restaurant and excellent tour, bring your friends and family from abroad!
  • bruno b.
    bruno barrosNovember 30, 2015
    Wonderful place to know in Bangkok. Cool history with an excellent restaurant.
  • Apple H.
    Apple HurtadoDecember 29, 2015
    Excellent place to learn about Thai architecture and an American architect's take on it.
  • Jayzen P.
    Jayzen PatriaNovember 27, 2014
    Great 30 min tours. Free golf cart shuttle from the BTS National Stadium station!
  • Chelly ✌.
    Chelly ✌️March 29, 2015
    40 min tour and it cost you only 100 baht, worth every penny! Beautiful house and beautiful history
  • Yuhee C.
    Yuhee ChungJuly 15, 2016
    recommending you to visit this place. lovely house and you can shop nice scarves.
  • Bangkok37.com
    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
  • Bart L.
    Bart LapersJanuary 10, 2015
    Fantastic property, a must visit when you are in Bangkok!
  • 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
  • Mozef K.
    Mozef KaddasJuly 9, 2016
    You can't be in a country without knowing their background, culture and lifestyle.
  • 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 ^_^
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juan V.
    Juan VelasquezJuly 31, 2015
    Beautiful place with a cozy mood , don't miss the shop
  • Mariana Y.
    Mariana YañezJune 3, 2015
    Scarfs are beautiful, not so expensive and perfect for a gift. Pictures not allowed inside of the house 😔
  • 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!
  • Bambang K.
    Bambang KuntjoroMay 31, 2014
    Beautiful Thai traditional house for antique lover,
  • 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!
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensDecember 11, 2015
    Peacefull place and beautiful house ! Worth the visit
  • Tayyare F.
    Tayyare FlyingApril 12, 2015
    This guy knew how to live. Restaurant is a must try.
  • oshi r.
    oshi riniNovember 21, 2015
    Nice 30minutes tour to know Jim thompson,, A foreigner who built Thai silk and art,,
  • 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!
  • Richard C.
    Richard CrookesSeptember 13, 2012
    Cherry cheesecake and Darjeeling tea. Highly recommended
  • Bk T.
    Bk ThongJuly 13, 2014
    Worth the visit. Guides in various languages .
  • Thomas V.
    Thomas VimareFebruary 6, 2016
    Visits in French, interesting but a lot of tourists
  • Bambang K.
    Bambang KuntjoroJune 2, 2014
    the best western-style cultural and silk venues in Bangkok
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimmelJanuary 2, 2013
    Tuna sandwich & best sticky rice with mango & coconut icecream
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiciniAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    100 baht entrance fee (50 baht for students and young) tours in thai, english, french,japanese
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GroganFebruary 12, 2011
    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
  • fai k.
    fai khumpibalMay 11, 2014
    a beautiful sight in 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.
  • Gam C.
    Gam ChiamprasertNovember 23, 2010
    What a beautiful place to visit :) french guides here speak fluently french (thumbs up)
  • Nigel ไนเจล C.
    Free shuttle buggy service from BTS National Stadium to Jim Thompson House
  • John B.
    John BoothFebruary 22, 2015
    Pretty and relaxing, worth a visit if you're in the area
  • Eugeniu V.
    Eugeniu VozocaFebruary 11, 2015
    A Bangkok's must-see.
  • Lele
    LeleJuly 18, 2015
    There's a little shuttle golf cart to the main road.
  • João C.
    João CunhaJuly 10, 2011
    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.
  • John N.
    John NgApril 18, 2015
    The staff is kind. The history is interesting!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DrumOctober 20, 2013
    Free taxi service from sky train otherwise not easy to find or escape from tut tut drivers
  • Natalia
    NataliaMay 1, 2015
    Tourist trap for privileged white folks who come here to tour the house of a privileged white guy.
  • WiseKwai
    WiseKwaiJuly 15, 2012
    Many free activities and exhibitions in the Jim Thompson Art Center.
  • Fayefei
    FayefeiSeptember 9, 2012
    Nice spot to take your non-Thai friend for sightseeing and meal
  • Milad C.
    Milad CerkicJuly 28, 2016
    Beautiful. Must see in Bangkok
  • Nigel ไนเจล C.
    American Thai mix and blended very well
  • Starving Lele Bkk
    Starving Lele BkkJanuary 24, 2016
    just one bts stop away from Siam shopping area
  • Yi S.
    Yi SunNovember 20, 2012
    Free English and Japanese tour guide, no Chinese.
  • Ashrel
    AshrelAugust 26, 2013
    It's a decent place to learn about Thai silk industry.
  • Xiaolu Z.
    Xiaolu ZhuJune 12
    Free shuttle service to BTS every 15 minutes
  • Ar P.
    Ar PtSeptember 1, 2014
    Amazing house. Must see.
  • candymad
    candymadFebruary 15
    must visit museum!
  • Johanna L.
    Johanna LouiseJanuary 28, 2012
    Get ready for a beautiful architecture
  • Nina C.
    Nina ChanAugust 2, 2011
    Visit beautiful Thai traditional house
  • MGM
    MGM3 weeks ago
    Last tour of the day is at 6pm.
  • Ol E.
    Ol EgJanuary 9, 2014
    No Chinese guide))) no Russian too
  • Çilenkli P.
    It's not a must but u can visit.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LavenMay 20
    Beautiful architecture
  • John S.
    John SJanuary 2, 2012
    Recommend visiting the Jim Thompson Museum.
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca CartinAugust 24, 2012
    Great food options :)
  • karnojo
    karnojoJanuary 19, 2014
    good everything
  • Irene J.
    Irene JungJune 24, 2012
    envy his life with this awesome place!
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMay 7, 2012
    Its open. Dont mind telling them its closed
  • Jor J.
    Jor JasminemindApril 28, 2010
    nice place and take your time ;-)
  • Needo
    NeedoMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi~*
  • Pornnipa G.
    Pornnipa GigApril 6, 2010
    Thai culture
  • Yasemin T.
    Yasemin Topcu EleklerOctober 28, 2015
    Sabah gelip öğlene kadar vakit geçirebileceğiniz,şehrin kalabalığından ve karmaşasından uzak saklı bir cennet. Thai kültürü, müziği,dansları, ipek yapımı gibi showlarda varCafesi de oldukça başarılı.
  • Maxim K.
    Maxim KomovJanuary 11, 2014
    Интересное место в центре Бангкока. Прямо-таки зеленый оазис посреди каменных джунглей. Джим Томпсон - человек, воскресивший тайскую шелковую промышленность после второй мировой. Must see!!
  • v B.
    v BNovember 26, 2016
    Jim th. era un americano che rilancio l'arte tessile della seta.la visita guidata illustra la storia del proprietario scomparso misteriosamente durante un viaggio in Malesia. Bellissimo il giardino
  • Petr26
    Petr26June 14, 2015
    Знаменитый дом-сад-магазин-музей товарища не нашего Джима ака Томпсона. Вход - 100 бат, языки экскурсий - англ. и франсе.
  • Onepiece C.
    Onepiece ChopperJune 19, 2012
    여행 가이드 에 보면 짐톤슨의 가게는 실크 전문점이지만 태국내에서는 한번쯤 방문해봐야할 추천 장소에 손꼽힌다. 그가 만일 사라지지않고 온전히 살다가 갔더라면 이렇게 이슈를 가졌을까? 싶기도 한다.
  • Luka
    LukaDecember 1, 2014
    Linda a casa tradicional e os jardins. Passeio tranquilo e sereno no meio da cidade. Tem uma van que te leva até o metro de graça na saída.
  • Oleg V.
    Oleg VdovichenkoMay 24, 2015
    Если вы уже были в традиционном тайском доме в каком-либо из музеев, то вам будет не очень интересно.
  • A T.
    A TDecember 16, 2014
    Visites en français très régulièrement, le billet inclue (et impose) la visite guidée.
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireDecember 17, 2016
    A visita é muito boa e a casa é incrível. Achei as peças da loja muito caras. Adorei ver como os fio de seda são feitos.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie SavchenkovaDecember 25, 2013
    Очень красивый сад на территории музея. Когда покупаешь билет, предоставляют экскурсовода на английском, французском и китайском
  • gamze k.
    gamze kJuly 23, 2015
    Anayoldan biraz içeride.Yol boyunca size yanaşıp " Jim thompson house? Closed closed " diyen bi' Sürü amcaya hazırlıklı olun. Birkaç dilde rehberli gezi+cafe+hediyelik eşya satış yeri var içeride
  • Chill Out L.
    ชาวต่างชาติที่มาเที่ยวเยอะกว่าคนไทยบ้านสวย ของแต่ละอย่างในบ้านมีประวัติที่มา :))
  • Kral2
    Kral2May 19
    Visite intéressante, architecture/histoire/culture, pour changer un peu des temples
  • Cristina I.
    Cristina IampagliaFebruary 9, 2016
    Mueseo muy bonito , vale la pena esta visita
  • Martino L.
    Martino LorenziJanuary 13
    Carina la casa. Però non mi è piaciuto il fatto che per visitarla devi far per forza la visita guidata di 45 minuti. In più devi aspettare il tuo turno per la guida. C'è di meglio
  • Ylibraryhub
    YlibraryhubJanuary 11, 2012
    นักศึกษาที่อายุต่ำกว่า 25 ปีเสียค่าเข้าชม 50 บาท บุคคลทั่วไปเสียค่าเข้าชม 100 บาท ลองมาเยี่ยมชมกันดูนะ
  • Lizbeth A.
    Lizbeth AcostaBrambilaNovember 21, 2015
    Esta súper linda, buena experiencia!
  • Sittipan P.
    เที่ยวบ้านจิมทอมสัน สนุก มาก ความรู้รอบตัว เยอะมาก
  • Jaja N.
    Jaja Nuary31February 14, 2015
    ไม่ค่อยมีคนไทย / ถูก และได้ความรู้เยอะแยะ สนุกมากค่ะ
  • Жанна Ф.
    Очень интересный дом, коллекция антиквариата и конечно , магазин шелка)))
  • Sunny B.
    Sunny BunnyFebruary 7
    очень красивое место! дом-мечта любителя Востока.❤️
  • Hunjoo L.
    Hunjoo LeeApril 1, 2016
    여행은 낯선 문화에 대한 설렘이다. 그 설렘이 가득한 곳..
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