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The National Museum Bangkok

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Jim Thompson House

The National Museum Bangkok and Jim Thompson House are both rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to The National Museum Bangkok. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with endorsements from 9 reviewers such as Frommer's, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

The National Museum Bangkok and Jim Thompson House are both rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to The National Museum Bangkok. Jim Thompson House scores 97 with endorsements from 9 reviewers such as Frommer's, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
85
#6 in Bangkok
location

Na Phrathat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Thailand—its history, art, religions, culture, and more—in a complex that includes a former royal residence and chapel.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Thailand—its history, art, religions, culture, and more—in a complex that includes a former royal residence and chapel. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Just outside Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, the National Museum has a fine selection of Dvaravati-style stuccowork. The collection of Lanna antiques is also impressive. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The National Museum, just a short (15-min.) walk north of the Grand Palace, is the country's central treasury of art and archaeology (32 branches are located throughout the provinces). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you only visit one museum in Bangkok, it should be this one, as it is the main collection of the country's art and archaeology. 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.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    American adventurer and entrepreneur who came to Bangkok during World War II as a U. S. spy... later returned to settle down and single-handedly reinvent the Thai silk industry. 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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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