• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Jim Thompson house tour
  • Learn about traditional Thai silks
  • See a historic teak home
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Bangkok hotels
  • Led by a local guide

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Jim Thompson House Tour

Jim Thompson's House

Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then meet a driver at your accommodations in downtown Bangkok. Travel to the Jim Thompson house, in the heart of Bangkok’s city center: start by learning the story of the American businessman and traveler, who made it his life’s work to bring Thai silks to the world’s fashion houses, then explore his remarkable home.

This is one of the best places in Bangkok to see traditional Thai teak homes, as Thompson assembled his using historic houses shipped to Bangkok from around the country. Find out what is known — and what remains a mystery — about Thompson’s 1967 disappearance in the Malaysian jungle, then explore the collection of art that he assembled during 25 years in Thailand.

Before leaving the museum, you’ll have time to visit the small gift shop with reproductions of artists Vessantara Jataka and Brahma Jati, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the lush, tropical gardens that surround the house. After visiting the house and gardens, a driver will return you to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

VICTORIA W

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

Excellent guide, prompt arrival, patient and accommodating driver and guide. The only thing that should be noted is that you must join a regularly scheduled tour, so that when you book a private guide through Viator you are booking RT transportation, and individual guide only for the parts of the tour that do not include going inside the house, etc. Those tours are included in your cost through Viator but are separately conducted at specific times. Other than that overall outstanding.

Katherine L

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2017

The tour is mediocre. We had an interesting guide on the tour, but because of the number of groups moving around the property, it was difficult for linger in the house or for the guide to provide more information on how the silk production works. We do really like the professionalism of the tour guide and driver from Asian Trails.

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