Jim Thompson House Tours

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American-born Jim Thompson settled in Thailand after World War II and became famous for reviving the art of silk-weaving in the country before mysteriously disappearing in the 1960s while vacationing in Malaysia. Today, Thompson’s former residence in Bangkok serves as a museum dedicated to the artist, featuring his personal collection of Southeast Asian art and a display of his various personal effects.

Made up of six teak wood houses imported from different parts of Thailand, the Jim Thompson House incorporates traditional Thai architecture with a few Western twists, all located within a lush garden on the bank of the Saen Saeb canal. In addition to wandering the various rooms, including the library, painting pavilion, drawing room and the gold pavilion, visitors can also view silk-making demonstrations or stop into the on-site Thai restaurant and the museum shop, which sells quality silk products to take home as souvenirs.

Travelers can choose to fully experience the museum on a half-day tour that includes admission and roundtrip transportation in Bangkok, or opt for a tour that takes in the Jim Thompson House plus some of the city’s other major sights via various means of transport, including tuk tuk, khlong boat and the Skytrain.

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The Jim Thompson House can be reached via subway by alighting at the National Stadium station and using exit 1, or by taking a khlong boat to Hua Chang Pier. Entrance costs 150 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for visitors under 22 years old. The site is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Did You Know? Thompson's disappearance has fueled many conspiracy theories over the years, and although the mystery has gone unsolved, an American journalist later suggested links between Thompson's disappearance and the CIA, making a visit to his former residence all the more intriguing.
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Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
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Hours: Daily 9am–6pm
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Admission: 150 Baht
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Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour

American entrepreneur Jim Thompson worked to bring Thai silk to the world, then filled his historic Bangkok home with a peerless collection of antiques, pottery, silk, and curiosities. Hear the story of his life and mysterious death on a guided, 3-hour tour of the Jim Thompson house, with round-trip transport from downtown Bangkok hotels and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Half-Day Tour of Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

Explore a stunning example of traditional Thai architecture with a half-day tour of Jim Thompson’s historic Bangkok home. Learn how the American businessman helped bring Thai silks to a worldwide audience, then browse Thompson’s remarkable collection of art from around Asia. Visit the six homes that make up the complex, and see examples of teak construction from around the country. Enjoy time away from Bangkok’s bustling streets in the property’s lush, jungle-like gardens as you hear about Thompson’s intriguing life and mysterious disappearance.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bangkok in Motion: City Tour by Skytrain, Boat, and Tuk Tuk

Discover Bangkok via its public transportation system as you travel with a guide throughout the city by skytrain, 'tuk-tuk' (motorized rickshaw), public boat and shuttle boat — and on foot. You’ll make stops at Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the Jim Thompson House, and float down the Chao Phraya River and one of its ‘klongs’ (canals). Opt for an additional early morning stroll in Lumpini Park on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people to ensure personalized attention.
  • Duration: 2 days
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