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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
289 Silom Road, Silom Sub-district, Bangrak District, 10500 Bangkok
Tel. 02 352-5999