About Jim Thompson's house

American businessman, architect Jim Thompson transformed the silk industry during World War II, during the construction of his own silk company he managed to collect many South Asian crafts. It is popular as a tourist destination to visit and have a glance at the various art collections, handicrafts, and souvenirs, with a display of silk items. It is well known for its elegant architecture. It is an assembly of 6 Thai style houses. The Thai house with a complex filled with a diverse collection of antiques, as he had a passion for design choices. He introduced respectable fashion houses and transformed the then dying silk cottage industry. An architect having flair for the intense desire for collection of Asian objects reviving Thai silks and dying cottage industry. He had six traditional Thai teakwood houses which were shifted to Bangkok's Ban krua community due to his love for Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage.

Must See

  • A varied collection of handicrafts
  •  Significant work on silk clothing
  •  Souvenirs.

How to reach

The visitors can commute by bus or any other public transport as it is 5 km from the city center. In Sukhumvit line train one should search for National stadium, get into Silom line train platform and from national stadium take exit 1 and it will take 200 m to reach Jim Thompson's House. 5km is the distance from Bangkok city center. 20 Baht in train.
 

Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Take a stroll to view the spectacular architecture
  • Take a look at the handicrafts, souvenirs, silk items
  • Do not move around haphazardly as it may result in tripping
  • You can get a glimpse of Thai architecture and entertainment games for kids
  • You can take a look at various artifacts located in the room
  • You can have a chat with a person who is making silk in the courtyard
  • Do not miss out on the spectacular view of the garden and the lake

Visit Time

Sunday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:           9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:       9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

No wait time

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

200 Baht

100 Baht  for visitors under the age of 22

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 31.7°C

 

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