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Jim Thompson House

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Lumpini Park

Both are rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to Lumpini Park. Jim Thompson House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 9 reviewers such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and concierge.com.

Both are rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to Lumpini Park. Jim Thompson House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 9 reviewers such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Bangkok
location

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

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

  • 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 →

  • 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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#12 in Bangkok

Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 5 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Lumphini Park provides a much-needed break from the pavement and chaos of the city. It's easy to unwind while strolling around the lake or watching locals practice tai chi. Make sure you... Full Review →

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The Thai capital's answer to New York City's Central Park... offers a range of free (or at least wallet-friendly) diversions. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Two lakes enhance this popular park, one of the biggest in the center of the city. You can watch children feed bread to the turtles or teenagers rowing a boat to more secluded shores. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Named after the Buddha's place of birth in Nepal, Lumphini Park is the best way to escape Bangkok without leaving town. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    Named after Buddha's birthplace in Nepal, the capital's best green enclave was donated in 1925 by King Rama VI, whose statue dominates the gate opposite Silom. Full Review →

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