Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Superior
Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning
Discover one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and a breath-taking collection of Southeast Asian art in the famous house built by an American entrepreneur. Jim Thompson’s House is one of Bangkok’s more popular destinations for visitors. Born in 1906 in Delaware, Thompson fell in love with Thailand while posted in Bangkok during WWII. He went on to make Thailand his permanent home and started a business that still flourishes today. Supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion houses, Thompson single-handedly saved what had been a dying cottage industry. With the proceeds of his success, he collected an impressive range of art works and treasures, housing them in a teak house/museum complex set in a lush garden alongside central Bangkok’s Saen Saep Canal.