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Jim Thompson House

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Dusit Park

Both are recommended by writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is preferred by most professionals compared to Dusit Park. Jim Thompson House is ranked #1 in Bangkok with positive reviews from 9 publications including Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and concierge.com.

Both are recommended by writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is preferred by most professionals compared to Dusit Park. Jim Thompson House is ranked #1 in Bangkok with positive reviews from 9 publications including Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Bangkok
location

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In 1959, 12 years after he discovered the fine silks being woven across the klorng in Baan Krua and single-handedly turned Thai silk into a hugely successful export business. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Surrounded by greenery along San Sap khlong, this unusual teak house once belonged to the American Jim Thompson. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    The revival and global fame of Thai silk owes much to Jim Thompson, a US architect who came to Thailand at the end of World War II with the OSS (now the CIA) and settled. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    As you wander this unusual mansion, marvel at the architecture and treasures contained within. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    He not only made the country's silk famous throughout the world, he also collected an amazing array of Asian artifacts including traditional Thai paintings, sculpture, and porcelain.

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84
#10 in Bangkok

Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 4 endorsements
  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The mansion was the first permanent building on the Dusit Palace grounds, and served as Rama V's residence in the early 1900s. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The centre of political power in Thailand, Dusit is now home to most of the country's ministries and administrative offices. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    This canal-laced royal estate explains court life through museums in fretworked 'tropical European' style mansions, most famously Wang Vimanmek. Full Review →

  • 61

    The Telegraph

    This park contains various palaces and museums, including the attractive Vimanmek Teak Mansion...the world’s largest teak building, apparently, containing a vast collection of royal antiques. Full Review →

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