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Jim Thompson House

A top destination for visitors in Bangkok, the Jim Thompson House is a museum dedicate to the 20th century American businessman Jim Thompson, who almost single handedly reinvented the Thai silk trade.

Housed in the former home of Mr. Thompson, the museum contains art he obtained while traveling in the region as well as very informative demonstrations showing the entire process of making silk, from how the silkworms are raised through to the production process.

 The house is made up of six traditional Thai-style homes that were purchased one by one and formed into an elaborate mansion-like complex that includes a drawing room, painting pavilion, library, study and silk pavilion.

Certainly a fan-favorite, the gift shop contains loads of great silk products as well as books and paintings showcasing the life of Jim Thompson.

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Bangkok in Motion: City Tour by Skytrain, Boat and Tuk Tuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9-10 hours

From USD $69.29

Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $41.37

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