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Royal Barges National Museum

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Jim Thompson House

Royal Barges National Museum and Jim Thompson House are both rated highly by professional reviewers. On balance, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than Royal Barges National Museum. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with approval from 9 reviewers like Condé Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine and Time Out.

Royal Barges National Museum and Jim Thompson House are both rated highly by professional reviewers. On balance, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than Royal Barges National Museum. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with approval from 9 reviewers like Condé Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine and Time Out.

tripexpert score
82
#11 in Bangkok
location

Soi Arun Amarin 24, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    These splendid ceremonial barges are berthed on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    If you've hired a longtail boat on the Chao Phraya, stop by this unique museum housing the sumptuous royal barges. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Every foreign country has its famous religious monuments and museums, but how many have their own fleet of royal boats on display? Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    A huge boat shed housing a collection of historical photos and splendid barges with richly decorated prows. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Royal barges are very rarely seen in procession on the River Chao Phraya nowadays Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

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

  • 9 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

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