The Jim Thompson House museum is built in traditional teak wood style and is now a museum displaying a large valuable collection of Thai arts such as Benjarong (a multicoloured porcelain). The ‘House by the Klong’ of the late Jim Thompson also known as the ‘Father of Thai Silk’ in Thailand. Jim Thompson was an American who came to Thailand at the end of WWII and helped to revive the Thai silk industry.
Like all places of interests in Thailand always beware of the touts trying to tell you the museum is closed or offering to take you to a jewelry shop one street over. The 100 baht entrance fee (50 baht for students and young) tours are available in Thai, English, French and Japanese. If Locals will tell you that the musem is closed, do not believe them, it opened seven days a week! There is a total of six teak buildings at the museum which represent the best Thai architecture. Take a tour (100/50 THB) to know all about the traditional religious rituals and silk. This is truly an amazing place! The Jim Thompson House is located close to the BTS National Stadium Station and also located close to the Siam Center in Bangkok. There are a number of really high-end hotels such as the Novotel Bangkok and the Vie Hotel in Bangkok.
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