Jim Thompson House Museum

Price Range

237 - 478.00

Reviews

4.4

Overview

If you don't visit Jim Thompson House in Thailand, your visit is almost incomplete. Jim Thompson House is a popular museum in Thailand. The museum was founded in 1959 by Jim Thompson, a Bangkok businessman. The area of ​​this museum is 2023.43 meters. 

Thompson was fascinated with handicrafts and collected a variety of historical Buddhist statues and traditional paintings made of cloth, wood, and paper. Thompson loved to travel and visited various places at different times and bought various historical things from there and stored them in his museum. 

Here is a collection of different secular industries from different countries. There is also a collection of different types of Chinese pottery brought from China. Jim Thompson went missing suddenly in 1986, and then the museum, The James H. W. Came under the Thomson Foundation.

 

 

Jim Thompson House Museum History

Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur, is the founder of this museum. This museum was formerly the home of Jim Thompson. He owned a world-famous Thai silk company and was very interested in art, so he built his museum. It is unique among other museums in the world.

The museum has six Thai style houses. In 1978, Jim Thompson went on a trip to the jungles of Cameroon, Malaysia, and never returned. Since then this museum has been owned by James H. W. Comes under the control of the Thomson Foundation.

 

 

Why is it Famous?

Jim Thompson House Museum is a popular place in Thailand and Bangkok. The museum has six large buildings made of teak wood. There are a variety of artifacts collected from Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia. Since Jim Thompson was fascinated by the silk industry, his museum has a variety of rations.

There are historical Buddha statues made at different times, there are different types of ancient paintings. Visitors to this museum will learn a lot about history.



Jim Thompson House Museum

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Monday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Thursday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Friday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Saturday : 11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Cab : You can take a taxi or a cab from Sukhumvit Road to Jim Thompson House Museum which costs normally Rs 260 - Rs 310 .
  • By Bus : There is a bus that you can take from BTS Phloenchit to King Phet. It will be a 10 minutes journey to your destination.
  • By Train : There is a train that leaves for Ratchathewi from Phloen Chit. After reaching Ratchathewi you can hire a taxi to reach Jim Thompson House Museum.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Individuals : Rs 478 (200 Baht)
  • For Children : Rs 237 (100Baht)

Tourist Attractions


Temple of the Dawn-

You can also visit this temple when you visit the Jim Thompson Museum. This temple is located on the Chao Phraya River. This temple is the temple of the Hindu god Arun and this temple is called the temple of the dawn. This temple is made of small beautiful pieces of glass and its height is 200 feet.

Chao Phraya River-

The Chao Phraya River is one of the longest rivers in Bangkok. There are many temples located on this river and it can be reached almost all over the city with the help of various boats, ferries, and cargo boats.

Temple of the Reclining Buddha-

It is an ancient and revered Buddha temple in Thailand. The Buddha statue of this temple is wrapped in gold leaves. It is the largest temple in the region.

 

 

Famous Food near Jim Thompson House

When you visit the Jim Thompson House Museum, you need to have an idea of ​​the cuisine there, the restaurants that serve good food, and the vegetarian food that is available in some food stores. This will allow you to take your family to specific locations when they are hungry. There is a Jim Thompson restaurant near the museum.

Here you will find all kinds of food. Cibo Bangkok is 0.2 km from Jim Thompson House. Here you will find all kinds of delicious food. Feat Lab Jim Thompson has located 0.3 km from the museum. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available here.

 

 

Where to Stay?

AriyasomVilla

The AriyasomVilla Hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok. It was built in the 1940s. This hotel has a green courtyard, in which you will feel a sense of serenity. In this hotel, you will find almost all kinds of comfortable services. Each room at this hotel has stylish bathrooms, comfortable beds, and air conditioning. The hotel offers you delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, as well as spa facilities. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, so restaurants, shopping malls, and hospitals are all located nearby.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

This is a traditional hotel in Bangkok which is built in Japanese style. The hotel is beautifully decorated and has all kinds of luxuries. The hotel has a pool, a spa, a deluxe fitness center, a club lounge, and a French restaurant. Each room at the hotel has a 42-inch flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi. Each room has a sophisticated bathroom set with a bathtub, shower, and an electric toilet.

 

 

Would you recommend a guide?

You don't need a guide to visit the Jim Thompson House Museum. You can drive directly from the airport. If you need it, you can use Google Maps.

 

Address

Jim Thompson House Museum, Kasem San 2 Alley, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand

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FAQs

You can have a 20 minutes walk from Siam BTS station to Jim Thompson house or you can take a tuk-tuk whichever suits you.
Jim Thompson's tour takes around 30 - 40 minutes to complete. The group size is about 8 and the language of the tour is English.
Jim Thompson House is open Every Sat and Sun From 9.00 Am To 6.00 P.M. In order to avoid the hassle, come early for the tickets.
Jim Thompson House Entrance tickets currently cost is 100 baht. It may differ due to sudden changes, it is advisable to always check the latest price.
No, This is not required. But if you want to ignore crowed then you can book a ticket online.
You can visit various places like the Temple of the Dawn when you visit the Jim Thompson Museum. This temple is located on the Chao Phraya River. This temple is the temple of the Hindu god Arun and this temple is called the temple of the dawn. This temple is made of small beautiful pieces of glass and its height is 200 feet. Chao Phraya River is one of the longest rivers in Bangkok. There are many temples located on this river and it can be reached almost all over the city with the help of various boats, ferries, and cargo boats. Temple of the Reclining Buddha is an ancient and revered Buddha temple in Thailand. The Buddha statue of this temple is wrapped in gold leaves. It is the largest temple in the region.
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