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The Grand Palace

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Jim Thompson House

Both The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House are highly recommended by expert writers. Overall, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than The Grand Palace. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with recommendations from 11 reviews such as Michelin Guide, Lonely Planet and Concierge.

Both The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House are highly recommended by expert writers. Overall, Jim Thompson House scores significantly better than The Grand Palace. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with recommendations from 11 reviews such as Michelin Guide, Lonely Planet and Concierge.

tripexpert score
89
#5 in Bangkok
location

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier, next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, which sits smack in the middle of the city, while resting elegantly on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This is Thailand's most revered spot and one of its most visited. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Adjoining Wat Phra Kaew is the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang), a former royal residence that is today only used on ceremonial occasions. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The former royal residence of the kings of Siam... the Grand Palace now hosts official ceremonies. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    Bangkok's paramount must-see sight is this architectural and spiritual treasure, which is twice as dazzling if you see it on a sunny day. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

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

  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

  • 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 →

  • 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 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. 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 →

  • Read all reviews →
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