Jim Thompson House

   
Bangkok
(4.5)
Start : $0.00
Recommended duration : 1 hr 30 min

Opening Hours

- Opening Daily : 09.00 - 16.00.

- Everyday with the last guided tour at 18.00. Unaccompanied visits are not permitted in the house. There are guided tours provided throughout the day in Thai, English, French Chinese and Japanese.


Description

- Located in the center of Bangkok, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I road. Jim Thompson House Museum is conveniently reached by car, taxi, tuk tuk and the BTS Sky Train.

- Visit the former house of the late silk tycoon for a true beauty of Thai architecture and a stunning collection of rare Asian artifacts. The exquisite complex of six traditional Thai teak houses once belonged to James H.W. Thompson who settled down in Thailand after the World War II and later founded the world famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company in 1948.

- An avid collector himself, his house displays antiques and collectibles he sourced from around Asia such as Buddha images from 13th century, original Thai paintings from 18th century and Chinese porcelains from 14th century. 

- The houses themselves, are also the highlight. Relocated from Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam Kingdom, in 1959, all six teak houses set in the lush-jungle-like garden show the very authentic Thai architectural style during the past centuries.

- In the area there are also an Art Center exhibiting rotating exhibitions and the Jim Thompson Store selling silk products.

Credit : Tourism Authority of Thailand

Photo : http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jimthompsonhouse/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thompson_House


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Jim Thompson House
Bangkok
(4.5)
   
Recommended duration : 1 hr 30 min
Start : $ 0.00
Opening Hours

- Opening Daily : 09.00 - 16.00.

- Everyday with the last guided tour at 18.00. Unaccompanied visits are not permitted in the house. There are guided tours provided throughout the day in Thai, English, French Chinese and Japanese.

Description

- Located in the center of Bangkok, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I road. Jim Thompson House Museum is conveniently reached by car, taxi, tuk tuk and the BTS Sky Train.

- Visit the former house of the late silk tycoon for a true beauty of Thai architecture and a stunning collection of rare Asian artifacts. The exquisite complex of six traditional Thai teak houses once belonged to James H.W. Thompson who settled down in Thailand after the World War II and later founded the world famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company in 1948.

- An avid collector himself, his house displays antiques and collectibles he sourced from around Asia such as Buddha images from 13th century, original Thai paintings from 18th century and Chinese porcelains from 14th century. 

- The houses themselves, are also the highlight. Relocated from Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam Kingdom, in 1959, all six teak houses set in the lush-jungle-like garden show the very authentic Thai architectural style during the past centuries.

- In the area there are also an Art Center exhibiting rotating exhibitions and the Jim Thompson Store selling silk products.

Credit : Tourism Authority of Thailand

Photo : http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jimthompsonhouse/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thompson_House

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