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Jim Thompson House

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Wat Suthat

Both are praised by professional travelers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to Wat Suthat. Jim Thompson House is ranked #1 in Bangkok with praise from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both are praised by professional travelers. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most reviewers compared to Wat Suthat. Jim Thompson House is ranked #1 in Bangkok with praise from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Bangkok
location

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

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    American Jim Thompson is credited with revitalizing the dying Thai silk industry in the mid-20th century, but he is equally well-known for his mysterious and unsolved disappearance in 1967. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

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84
#8 in Bangkok

Bamrung Mueang Road, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 4 endorsements
  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Brahmanism predated the arrival of Buddhism in Thailand and its rituals were eventually integrated into the dominant religion. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The 19C Wat Sathut houses the largest wihan (main chapel) in the Thai capital, which is home to an imposing 8m-high gilded bronze Buddha. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    Looming behind the Giant Swing, Bangkok's tallest vihaan houses the awe-inducing 8m (26ft) Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    One of Bangkok's most serene temples, a 26-foot-high Buddha sits snugly within Bangkok's tallest vihara, or assembly hall, surrounded by murals that depict his life. Full Review →

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