Located in central Bangkok, Jim Thompson's house is a museum that contains the art collection of the American architect, businessman, and art enthusiast of the same name.
Thompson is known for many things including making his way in fashion by starting the Thai silk industry. Often referred to as the best-adapted foreigner in all of Bangkok, Thompson bought a number of houses, pulled them down, and then floated them down the canal. This includes the home that currently houses his namesake museum.
One striking feature of this building is the fully exposed bracing system that was accomplished by facing each exterior wall towards the inside of the home. Situated on a single "rai" of land (approximately 17,000 square feet), the museum exhibits an incredible collection of Asian art, as well as many of Thompson's personal belongings.Places nearby:
Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon), Bangkok: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha 3 km / 2 mi
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): Mount Meru in Bangkok 4 km / 2 mi
Want a Great Souvenir? Visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market 5 km / 3 mi
The World Amusement Park near Pathum Thani, Thailand is the theme park to visit this season 23 km / 14 mi
The Muang Boran: Preserved Thai National Heritage 28 km / 17 mi