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Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

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Jim Thompson House

Both are recommended by experts. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to Suan Pakkad Palace Museum. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with endorsements from 9 reviewers such as Time Out, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

Both are recommended by experts. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to Suan Pakkad Palace Museum. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with endorsements from 9 reviewers such as Time Out, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
89
#4 in Bangkok
location

352 - 354 Sri Ayudhya Rd, Rajathevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    A collection of antique teak houses, built high on columns, complement undulating lawns and shimmering lotus pools at this compound. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    This peaceful oasis was the home of Princess Chumbhon of Nakhon Sawan, an avid art collector and one of the country's most dedicated archaeologists. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    An overlooked treasure, Suan Phakkad is a collection of eight traditional wooden Thai houses that was once the residence of Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Houses a fine collection of Khmer statues... this palace is a true haven of peace and tranquillity in a noisy and frenetic district. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    This delightful museum exhibits artefacts including Khmer Buddha statues, monks' fans, betel nut sets, shells and prehistoric Baan Chiang pottery. 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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