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Jim Thompson House

Thai name : บ้านจิมทอมป์สัน

GPS : 13.749314,100.528193 (See on the map)


The Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok entirely devoted to the American businessman who helped to revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Architect, Jim Thompson enrolled in the U.S. Army, made the Europe campaign and arrived in Asia with a contingent trying to restore the independence and freedom of Thailand. At the end of the war, he became an CIA officer in Bangkok, settled there and became fascinated with Thai silk. He imposed it gradually as a benchmark of quality in the high places of fashion in Europe: Paris, Milan, London ... His mysterious disappearance in 1967 during a weekend with friends in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, makes his life even more legendary. Today, we still do not know exactly what happened to him then. At the time of his disappearance, jim Thompson was the most famous American living in Asia.
The Jim Thompson House Museum is a complex of several old Thai houses that Jim Thompson had collected throughout Thailand and rebuilt here. The museum houses art and furniture he collected during his travels in Asia or received as gifts. The museum is also dedicated to the silk industry.

Practical information about Jim Thompson House

Open every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission fee: THB 200 per adult and THB 100 per child
The price of admission includes a mandatory tour guide (you can not walk around the house without a guide), available in several languages (English, German, Japanese, French...). There is a new tour every half hour.
Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan2, Rama 1 Road
You can go to the Jim Thompson House by BTS, the Skytrain in Bangkok. Stop at Ratchathewi station and follow the signs. You can also use the boat shuttle on the klongs and stop at Tha Saphan Hua Chang, the pier along the museum.

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