Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

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6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, +662-216-7368

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    Jim Thompson House (please it...

    by Audrey118 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Jim Thompson House (please it is not the main shop in Surawong Road)
    Old Thai Design Houses built in the 1950s and was legendary on its own.

    Jim Thompson House was the home of James Thompson,
    a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder
    the renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company.
    Jim Thompson lived in Thailand for more than 2 decades.
    He contributed to the development of the Thai Silk industry, and Jim
    Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration
    bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to
    Thailand.
    In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron
    Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk
    in the surrounding jungle
    but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend.

    The house, as original as it was, is of Thai design, and houses
    many valuable antiques such as procelain, sculptures and artwork.
    Admission fee is applicable, and it is a short guided tour where
    everyone walks around the Thai 'houses' bare foot.

    There is a small cafetaria and you can enjoy a cool drink and
    some local delicacies (of course there is the regular European stuff
    but do go for the Thai stuff...I thought they were tasty).

    There is also a modest sized shop where you can take home some Thai made goodies, made under the Jim Thompson brand with uncomprisable quality. Their main shop however is at Surawong Road which has since been extended from the original building.

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    Jungle Landscape @ Jim's

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Exploring the beautiful garden of Jim Thompson House which collecting so many tropical trees, flowering and non-flowering plants and see the nice views of the backyard nearby the klong.

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    Jim Thompson's House

    by limledi Updated Jan 17, 2009

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    Jim Thompson's House is the remarkable house/museum, home of the legendary Jim Thompson, founder of the Thai Silk Company, house an exquisite Southeast Asian art collection. Open daily 9am - 4:30pm.

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    Tour Jim Thompson's House

    by joyful_sun Written Mar 2, 2005

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    A short walk from National Stadium BTS stop is Jim Thompson's house. Pay the Baht 100 entrance fee for a guided tour around this wooden Thai style house - compound.

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    Jim Thompson House

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    Jim Thompson was an American intelligence agent who settled in Bangkok and built an impressive house in the traditional Thai style

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  • Jim Thomson's house. It's set...

    by lainew Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Jim Thomson's house. It's set in lovely gardens and gives a great insight into how the merchant class lived. It's a little oasis right in the middle of the commercial district.

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