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Jim Thompson's House and Museum

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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    Aaron Deane
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    4 May 16, 2014

    Beautiful house and property. The tour also gave some good information on the history and architecture of traditional Thai homes.

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    Luca Sean
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    5 Apr 16, 2014

    A must-see for any Bangkok visitor! It gives you how an ancient Thai house should be in the past. Moreover, the house is full of ancient thai manufacts and the compelling story of Jim Thompson will take your mind away in a stunning adventure in the middle of the jungle....

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    Jim Thompson's House is a wonderfully restored traditional Thai house. Although many people just visit the gift shop / boutique, the house itself is the star attraction here. Plan your visit so that you have enough time to get tickets and join one of the tours. You'll need 1.5 - 2 hours to get the full experience of the tour, tea / lunch, and a little shopping.

    The boutique has high quality silk items that make good souvenirs. The designs tend toward the conservative. My personal favorites are the place mats, picture frames, and linens.

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    ana rita bras
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    5 Feb 07, 2014

    Visiting the complex of houses i could perfectly imagine myself living actually there. The traditional architecture with extremely good taste in decor, gardens, the silks on the furniture...everything was a small paradise. Loved the guided tour, to get details on how Jim Thomson managed to promote and develop the silk business. Loved it and you shouldn t miss it while in BKK.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    If you're a Graham Greene fan, you'll get a kick out of visiting spooky Jim Thompson's House in Bangkok. His larger than life persona as Thailand's most famous CIA operative may have inspired the book and subsequent film 'The Quiet American.' His house (now a museum) is an architectural fusion of different Thai styles with a twist - Ol' Jim didn't believe in the Buddhist notion that having broken statues of Buddha around was bad luck - he paid for this disbelief by disappearing somewhere in Malyasia in the late 1960's.

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    Juno Kim
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    4 Oct 17, 2013

    Sort of off-the-beaten-path in Bangkok. Located in a quiet little street. The house amazingly well built and beautifully decorated. Reading about Jim Thompson's personal history and his life in Bangkok was very interesting. Great place to rest for a while - quiet and peaceful.

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Sep 15, 2013

    Lovely gardens, a fantastic restaurant and really cool silk print shirts. The style feels a little Tommy Bahama, but I'm a sucker for elephants on clothing, so pull out the MasterCard! The house is unbelievably beautiful and a throw back to another era. I wish I had been Jim Thompson!

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    2 Aug 14, 2013

    Jim Thompson was an American CIA agent sent to Thailand in 1940's. He help revitalized the Thai silk industry and build Jim Thompson brand which is a well respected brand in Thailand. This is the house he used to live. The complex consists of 6 Thai style houses. They offer guided tours which is not that exciting. The museum store has some cool products that you can bring home to friends. However, don't worries if you miss this store, as you can find Jim Thompson stores all over town and at the airports.

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    Grace Byun
    5 Apr 02, 2013

    Such a cool place to visit! You get to see how silk is made and also tour Jim Thompson's house! Well worth visiting if you are in Bangkok! Very easy to get to from the BTS, just take it to national Stadium!

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  • Jim Thompson's House and MuseumPro 2014
    Yanti
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    5 Oct 30, 2012

    I would recommend a visit to this house - you can shop, have an afternoon tea and walk around to admire the house.

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  • Jim Thompson's House and Museum
    Michael Nolan
    2 Jul 05, 2012

    I'm honestly not a huge fan of this, despite it supposedly being a must see on everyone's list. As the story goes, Jim Thompson, an old war vet who fell in love with Bangkok, revised the silk industry there, making millions and winning the hearts of locals everywhere. Seriously - he is supposedly loved by all. In any case, one day he disappeared into the jungle (the story involves dark and mysterious undertones that are likely made up, but who knows) and left his amazingly huge house behind. This house, and ode to Thai architecture, is now a museum. The problem: it's a pretty boring museum in my opinion.

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  • Jim Thompson's House and Museum
    Shota Yokoyama
    3 Mar 27, 2013

    You can be guided by stuff in Japanese or English.

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    stewart levine
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    do not miss tour guides are breath taking

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    Eric Luneau
    4 Mar 22, 2012
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    5 Jan 29, 2012
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    Tali Manouki
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    4 Jan 25, 2012
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    3 Aug 24, 2011
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    Kevin Picholo
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    3 Apr 05, 2012
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  • Jim Thompson's House and Museum
    Michael Levin
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    3 Mar 22, 2013
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Visit the Jim Thompson House and Museum to learn about this famous American entrepreneur who is known for rebuilding the silk industry in Thailand. The Jim Thompson House and Museum is located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The architecture of this house consists of teak structures and six traditional Thai houses which are influenced by other greater cultures of the world. You can bask in the ... read more
beautiful jungle landscape filled with palm trees, flowering bananas and golden bamboo. Jim was an art collector, and you can see his collection of sculptures, paintings and porcelain inside of the house.

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