This garden enclosed compound once home of an American silk entrepreneur has now been turned into a museum and an art centre.


Home of an American expat who moved to Thailand during the WWII and started his own silk company – Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. The house is cocooned with beautiful gardens and sits on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal. WIn addition to this the house is a wonder by itself, built in traditional Thai architecture. The museum displays a 17th century standing Buddha and a wooden hand-carved figurine. It is also bedecked with a Belgian chandelier gleaming from the ceiling reflecting off the Italian marble tiles. The décor is accentuated with intricate wooden carvings that exude a regal to this place.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Good to know

  • We recommend you take a guided tour to learn the history behind Jim Thompson. The tour is also available in different languages catering to all the tourists who visit this place.
  • Fee: 150 Baht


6, 1 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
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