Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jim Thompson House
The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson's achievements during his 25 years stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the "Legendary American of Thailand".For his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry, Jim Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand. Thompson's success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular postwar legends of Asia.

In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok.

The Jim Thompson House is located on Soi Kasemsan (2) Song, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I Rd. Opening Hours : 09:00 to 17:00 everyday with the last Guided Tour at 17:00*

Getting to the Jim Thompson House: Located in the center of Bangkok, it is conveniently reached by car, taxi, Tuk tuk, or the Sky Train (Bangkok Transit System).
Admission : Adult 100 baht; Students 50 baht

For Taxi: บ้านจิม ทอมสัน ซอยเกษมสัน 2 ตรงข้ามสนามกีฬาแห่งชาติ มาบุญครอง (สถานีรถไฟฟ้าสนามกีฬา)

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