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BKK-9907 Jim Thompson's House and Baan Krua
-- Start from - 600 Baht/PP.
Duration : 9:00-12:00 or 13:00-16:00 hrs.
Travel to Jim Thomson Thai House Museum
. You can enjoy the beauty of Thai house and enjoy shopping World Class
Thai silk products. You can observe the traditional way of producing
Thai silk in Baan Krua community. Visit uncle Uat's house, person who
owns silk woven factory and used to work with Mr. Thomson...Jim Thomson Thai House
About Jim Thomson
Who is Jim Thomson?
Jim Thomson is
American soldier and came to Thailand after Second World War. He is a
founder of the world famous Thai silk company. His beautiful Thai house
is now converted as a museum. It contains many collections of ancient
Thai arts and artifacts.
What is his collection?
On permanent display are Thompson's
collection of Asian artifacts, such as blue-while China ware, Cambodian
stone figures, benjarong multicolored porcelain made in China, wooden
Burmese statues and many other fabulous antiques. he house, located
along one of Bangkok's few remaining canals, originally came from
outside Bangkok and was assembled from six smaller houses combined into
one. Made entirely of teak, Thompson used classic Thai architecture to
create a unique house which houses a collection of Asian art and
artifacts, ranging from hair ornaments to stone sculptures. Guided tours
show you around the house which also contains a coffee shop in the
delightful garden. Place definitely worth a visit.