Open to visitors, the Jim Thompson Thai House displays Asian artefact collection by the American architect Jim Thompson who suddenly disappeared mysteriously from his Thai residence. It is a teak house built around 1955 to which guided tours are available.
Thompson’s elegant Thai residential enclave comprised of six teakwood houses.
Thompson was an architect by profession and a lover of Southeast Asia. He settled down in Thailand after his discharge from military services in 1946. After settling down, he had spent over 30 years in trying to revive Thai silk, which was a dying cottage industry then.
Due to his initiative, Thai silk was introduced to the western world - in catwalks and respectable fashion houses in Paris, New York and London. Thompson’s
He was a voracious collector of old Asian artworks and his house consisted of lot of antiques which are on display today. The teakwood used in building Thompson’s enclave was transported from Ayutthaya.
Though Thompson disappeared unfortunately his legacy still attracts tourists from all over the world.
Timing: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (last guided tour begins at 5:00 pm) Admission fees: 100 Baht
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