Half-Day Private Tour to Jim Thompson House - 1 Day

Half-Day Private Tour to Jim Thompson House

Half-Day Private Tour to Jim Thompson House. Jim Thompson’s Thai House is a great place to visit while in Bangkok. The man who designed and built this stunning Thai-style home is honored with the honor of having his name immortalized in the house’s design. It wasn’t until the end of World War II that Jim Thompson set foot in Thailand.

For his work revitalizing the Thai silk industry, he became a household name before mysteriously disappearing in Malaysia. Extensive Asian art and antique collections are on display in Jim Thompson’s Thai House Museum, which is now open to the public. The palace of His Royal Highness Prince Chumbhot Paribatra of Nakhon Sawan, Suan Pakkad Palace, is visited, which is ornamented with 17th-century architecture and a collection of unique antiquities representing every kind of Thai art form.

Highlights

Private Tour: Jim Thompson House & SuanPakkad Palace Museum Tour

  • Jim Thompson House is a lovely garden on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal left behind by the American businessman and architect named Jim Thompson.
  • The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses and teak structures that were brought from various parts of Thailand. You are greeted by a series of decorative wall hangings that Jim Thompson acquired from various Buddhist temples.
  • Thompson’s extensive art and antique collection is definitely worth visiting!

Half-Day Private Tour to Jim Thompson House

Explore the beautiful art collection in your half-day visit to The Jim Thompson House – the traditional Thai-styled house.

  • Pick up from your hotel in Bangkok
  • Visit Jim Thompson for 2 hours (maximum)
  • Drop back to the hotel after the visit

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Pathumwan, Bangkok’s central neighborhood, is home to Jim Thompson House. Jim Thompson, an American businessman, espionage agent, and Southeast Asian art collector, built the complex out of parts of six nineteenth-century Thai houses, many of which came from Ayutthaya, Thailand’s former capital.

In addition, there is a collection of art from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos in the house. Currently, the James H. W. Thompson Foundation is in charge of it, with Princess Sirindhorn as its patron.

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