Jim Thompson House
Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
A former New York architect who came to Thailand as a soldier in WWII, Jim Thompson is known for re-establishing the Thai silk industry. His beautiful traditional home, renovated from several... Read More
A former New York architect who came to Thailand as a soldier in WWII, Jim Thompson is known for re-establishing the Thai silk industry. His beautiful traditional home, renovated from several up-country buildings, house a fine and priceless collection of Asian art, silk, and pay homage to the man who received the royal Order of the White Elephant and who mysteriously disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia. His house, which has changed little since he vanished in 1967, is a series of six traditional teak wood homes, with curved roofs and naga mythical serpent motifs, set amidst pleasant gardens. The Thompson House also features an art center that has ongoing exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and guest lectures.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Adult THB100; Child THB50
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: For a bit of history, architecture, and the arts, the Jim Thompson House should be on everyone's Bangkok itinerary.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: For a glimpse into the Thailand of old, the Jim Thompson House teak villa is well worth an excursion.
- Best for Museums Because: For a look at an interesting life story and Thai history, make sure to visit the Jim Thompson House.