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Temple of the Emerald Buddha

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Jim Thompson House

Both Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Jim Thompson House are rated highly by travel writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House ranks significantly better than Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with accolades from 9 publications including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Time Out.

Both Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Jim Thompson House are rated highly by travel writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House ranks significantly better than Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with accolades from 9 publications including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Time Out.

tripexpert score
90
#3 in Bangkok
location

Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    One of Thailand's most impressive sights: 54 acres featuring a collection of palatial buildings, golden stupas, sculpted nine-foot demons, and richly ornamented wats (temples).

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    No single structure within the Grand Palace elicits such awe as this, the most sacred temple in the kingdom. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The number one destination in Bangkok is also one of the most imposing and visually fascinating. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Wat Phra Kaew gleams and glitters with so much colour and glory that its earthly foundations seem barely able to resist the celestial pull. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The royal chapel (ubosot) serves as a backdrop to one of the most sacred objects in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

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

  • 9 endorsements
  • 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.

  • 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 →

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