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Review of Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House
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US$24.70*
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Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour
Ranked #5 of 618 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, houses a magnificent collection of Asian art and many unique displays.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is also a must to see while in Bangkok. Beautiful house with gorgeous antiques. The gardens are beautiful, the have a shop as well.

Thank Yolie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not no.1 on my list of places to visit but was pleasantly surprised. Costs 150baht and includes a short tour is various languages. Short tour of the house and it's antiquities was quite interesting. Jim must be a very rich man! Nothing much to do after the tour. Can visit the attached shop or the cafe. Cannot take pictures on the second floor of the house. Tip: there is a shuttle in purple that can bring you from the start of the alley to the house and vice versa. Take that and skip the walk in to the house.

Thank xiuyi89
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So yes it is a attraction that is better than the rest of the Bangkok, but still it is a very average attraction. Ticket is 150TBH per person and you can chose to do an English or a French speaking tour. This lasts 30 minutes and they take you inside the house where you need to remove your shoes to get in. Nothing special to show really...

Cafe is super overpriced with prices 3 times higher from normal market price for same quality. Female toilets were OK at time of visit.

We liked the whole ambiance of the place but that was about it.

Thank Mglap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A member of our small tour group knew about this place, and I'm so glad she shared that information. Jim Thompson certainly did a lot for the Thai silk business in Thailand. The collections at his former home, now museum, was a history lesson of that era. Unfortunately, photos aren't allowed on the tour that comes with admission, so you'll just have to go see it for yourself when you're in Bangkok! Photos are allowed while wandering the grounds, however. While the gift shop is beautifully appointed, it's quite pricey, but the products are top of the line. Nice demonstration of the silk process while we waited for tour. Did not eat at the restaurant, so I can't speak to that. Lovely setting, though.

Thank Patriciafrom95020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting guided visit to a traditional Thai building belonging to a American Jim Thompson who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thank cricri97
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