Monday, 29 May 2017

The Jim Thompson House, Bangkok


James H.W. Thompson, an American entrepreneur was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. He was awarded for his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry. He bought this land by Klong (canal) Maha Nag and just across from the weaving village of Ban Krua. The Jim Thompson house and outbuildings were re-constructed from six separate old houses that were brought from various parts of the country to the present location.

Reviews from tripadvisor 2017: Demo on spinning the silk and a tour of the house quite interesting. Very authentic experience of visiting a Thai home and learning historical importance of silk trading. Commercialized but enjoyable. Just a few min walk from the train station. The lush courtyard surroundings and pools generated a tranquil atmosphere and the restaurant also is worth visiting. Tasty meal, fast, polite service. So far the gift shop is one of the only places that has inspired me to purchase some of their quality goods.
Jim Thompson Thai House and Museum

Interior of the Jim Thompson Thai House
The garden

Restaurant by the canal

Silk weaving demo


Exhibits


The Jim Thompson House, Bangkok
Website: http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/
Add: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok | Tel: (662) 216-7368
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm everyday with the last Guided Tour (compulsory) at 6 pm
Admission : Adult 150 baht; Students (under 22 years old) 100 baht
Lunch: 11 AM - 5 PM 
Dinner: 6 PM - 10 PM

By BTS Skytrain: National Stadium Station (Jim Thompson House is just opposite)- Take exit 1, turn right into Soi Kasemsan 2 and continue walking all the way to the very end. The museum will be on your left.

Floor plan and map from BTS Station


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