Explore Thai traditional architecture, silk and art at Jim Thompson House

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 29, 2016
Explore Thai traditional architecture, silk and art at Jim Thompson House Image credit: ostill

What
Jim Thompson was known as the “Legendary American of Thailand”. He was an American serviceman who later built the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company.

Being an architect and a fond collector of Asian art, he built his beautiful home in Bangkok and filled it with his collection of sculptures, paintings, porcelain, and other quirky artworks.

The whole complex is made up of six old Thai houses, collected from Ayutthaya and other parts of Thailand.

Why
A visit to Jim Thompson House is like stepping back in time and seeing the world through Jim Thompson’s eyes.

There is no better place to appreciate traditional Thai architecture, history, and art in one location than at Jim Thompson house. As one dinner guest pointed out, Jim Thompson has collected the rare and “arranged them with faultless taste.”

Take a break from the chaos of downtown Bangkok and learn more about Thailand’s most beloved American while appreciating art in his home by the canal.

Visitor’s notes
Guided tours are available daily and the last one is at 5:00 PM.

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