jim thompson house has been on the back of my head since i moved to thailand but for some very odd reason never got around to visiting up until couple of weeks ago when a friend who was visiting suggested we go see the museum.
located near national stadium bts station it’s in a short walkable distance to mbk, bacc and siam. if you’re trying to kill some time in the mall somewhere around, i would actually recommend you to pay the museum a visit!
entrance fee is 150 baht and you must join the tour which rotates i believe it was about every 30 minutes or so.
jim thompson if you haven’t already heard of, is most well known for its silk products. it was through this tour that i got to learn more about the background of how jim thompson, an american business man, came to be one of the biggest name in the industry shortly after the second world war and the tragic and mysterious end to his life.
unfortunately you’re not allowed to take photos during the tour. it was a unique experience where looking around jim thompson’s house and his collections, you could actually feel the passion he had towards thailand and various cultures and art of neighboring countries. and the way his life supposedly ended made me realize, you never know what will happen tomorrow so never take today for granted!
google map – jim thompson house
open monday-sunday 9.00-18.00