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.
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.
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.
100 Baht for visitors under the age of 22
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