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Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is one of the most important places in Thailand because it contains history, culture, heritage, and a lot of memories waiting for tourists to pay a visit and reminisce. In this big metropolis, that you can see high-rise buildings everywhere, there is a place waiting for you to explore. What makes this place so unique and interesting? Let’s find out.


What is Jim Thompson House?


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Jim Thompson House is named after James Harrison Wilson Thompson. A veteran who survived WWII to become one of the most famous American businessmen in Thailand or even Asia. He came to Thailand in 1948 and established the Thai Silk Company Ltd. Which became successful and very popular around the world. As Time magazine claimed, he “almost singlehanded(ly) saved Thailand’s vital silk industry from extinction”.

As his business grew, he also made a lot of money. Hence, he decided to become an antique collector who collected paintings, statues, and a lot of old items. Until he became a major collector of Southeast Asian art. Finally, in 1959, Thompson decided to build a museum that would contain all of his collection items. As a result, it became the Jim Thompson House Museum, as it is today.

The thing you might need to know before entering Jim Thomson’s House

  • Shoes: At the house, you will be asked to remove your shoes before entering because they might damage the wooden floor. However, there will be spare shoes for you to wear according to your site.
  • Photo: There are a lot of beautiful places for you to take a photo, but in some areas, there might be restrictions. Therefore, make sure to follow the rules.
  • Basic Rule: There are a lot of valuable items in the house. There will be strict rules to prevent you from touching some items, so if you bring kids in, make sure to take care of them.


Jim Thompson Meseum entrance fee and location.

Jim Thompson House Museum is located in the heart of Bangkok. The most convenient way for you to get there is to go via BTS Skytrain to the National Stadium and follow the exit sign marking Soi Kasemsan 2. There will be a signpost leading you to the house. It will take you around 5 minutes to get there.

At the entrance, you will have to pay an entrance fee following these conditions:

  • Adult – 200 baht
  • Kids aged between 10-22 – 100 baht
  • Kids below age 10 – Free (but need accommodation from an adult)

When you get there, there will be a guide from the museum to show you around and give you information about the place using different languages such as Thai, English, French, and Japanese. After finishing the tour, you will have free time to relax and take a photo.

Why should you go there?

As you may know, there are a lot of Bangkok attraction waiting for you to explore. Tourists might come in for different purposes. Some want to have fun, and some want to relax. But if you come here to learn about Thai culture, Jim Thompson Bangkok might be the perfect place for you. In there you will say a lot of stuff such as

  • Traditional Thai-style houses, primarily constructed of wood. Additionally, the natural atmosphere is surrounded by big trees.
  • Large fishpond for you to rest and relax.
  • Impressive art collections from Thailand and Asia throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Jim Thompson Shop where you can buy souvenirs. Such as silk fabric, scarves, cute dolls, and a lot of other cool stuff.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal, at Jim Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar, the restaurant serves traditional Thai food, fusion food, and good wine.


Hotel near Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

As recommended above, the best way to get there is via BTS. So, you might have to consider staying at a hotel around it like Ibis Styles Bangkok Silom, a stylish hotel that is located at the ideal location between BTS Saladaeng and MRT Silom. If you are looking for a new, clean, safe, and affordable hotel, Ibis Styles Bangkok Silom might be the perfect place for you.

That is it for Bangkok Jim Thompson House. If you want more information about this place, you can contact the following numbers

Tel: (662) 216-7368

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