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Museum of Siam

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Jim Thompson House

Both are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than Museum of Siam. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with approval from 9 publications such as Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Travel + Leisure.

Both are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than Museum of Siam. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with approval from 9 publications such as Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
80
#16 in Bangkok
location

Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok, Thailand

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Bangkok's newest museum is conveniently located in a grand old colonial building just a short walk from the Grand Palace and Wat Po. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This fun museum employs a variety of media to explore the origins of the Thai people and their culture. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    The Museum Siam doesn't mythologise 'Big Man' heroes or mould facts to the nation-building ideology. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Don’t let the neoclassical architecture of the house fool you; this modern museum presents the history of Thai culture as an interactive experience that will delight the whole family. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

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

  • 9 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

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