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Jim Thompson House

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations

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.

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 →

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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 →

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 →

12

Travel + Leisure

American Jim Thompson is credited with revitalizing the dying Thai silk industry in the mid-20th century, but he is equally well-known for his mysterious and unsolved disappearance in 1967. Full review →

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