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Jim Thompson House

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The Golden Mount

Jim Thompson House and The Golden Mount are both recommended by expert writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to The Golden Mount. Jim Thompson House ranks #1 in Bangkok with endorsements from 9 sources such as Time Out, concierge.com and Travel + Leisure.

Jim Thompson House and The Golden Mount are both recommended by expert writers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to The Golden Mount. Jim Thompson House ranks #1 in Bangkok with endorsements from 9 sources such as Time Out, concierge.com and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Bangkok
location

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

endorsements
  • 10 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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Surrounded by greenery alongside one of the few khlong still open in the modern part of the city, this unusual teak house once belonged to the American Jim Thompson, an Asian art... Full Review →

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84
#9 in Bangkok

344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road, Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    A well-known landmark, the towering gold chedi of Wat Saket, also known as the Golden Mount, was once the highest point in the city. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Wat Saket is easily recognized by its golden chedi, atop a fortresslike hill near busy Ratchadamnoen Road and Banglampoo. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Golden Mount was commissioned by Rama III, who ordered that the earth dug out to create Bangkok’s expanding klorng network be piled up to build an enormous, 100m-high, 500m-wide... Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The mound is crowned by a fortress topped with the gilded chedi (tower-reliquary) of Wat Saket. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out

    Assembled from canal diggings, the Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong) was intended by Rama III to be clad as a giant chedi. Full Review →

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