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Jim Thompson House

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Erawan Shrine

Both Jim Thompson House and Erawan Shrine are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Jim Thompson House ranks significantly higher than Erawan Shrine. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with approval from 9 publications including Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

Both Jim Thompson House and Erawan Shrine are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Jim Thompson House ranks significantly higher than Erawan Shrine. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with approval from 9 publications including Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Bangkok
location

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

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    American adventurer and entrepreneur who came to Bangkok during World War II as a U. S. spy... later returned to settle down and single-handedly reinvent the Thai silk industry. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Thompson imported parts of several up-country buildings, some as old as 150 years, to construct his compound of six Thai houses. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    American architect Jim Thompson settled in Bangkok after World War II, where he worked for American Intelligence and became fascinated by Thai culture and artifacts. Full Review →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

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#13 in Bangkok

494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 6 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    One of the most famous shrines in all of Thailand—and a place where your prayers are most likely to be heard. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    The mix of burning incense, dancers in traditional dress, and many people praying is a memorable sight. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The Erawan Shrine is not old, but it is an interesting testament to the belief in spirits, in Thai society. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The Erawan Shrine was originally built in 1956 as something of a last-ditch effort to end a string of misfortunes that occurred during the construction of a hotel. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    Thais seamlessly fuse modernity with spirit beliefs. This ability is encapsulated at the frenetic, smoky Hindu shrine to Brahma. Full Review →

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