Jim Thompson House Museum, Thai house of former American soldier James H. Thompson. In addition, he is an American. Dedicated to restoring the art of Thai silk weaving by hand Until also known as the “Thai Silk King” and became a pioneer in the Thai silk industry. And established a company with the same name as himself To support the silk trade.
In addition, As his contribution to the development of the Thai silk industry, Jim Thompson was granted Insignia of Chang Phueak Which is an insignia That is given to foreigners who create benefits for Thailand
In the Museum, consisting of 6 Thai teak houses, currently under the supervision of the Jim Thompson Foundation
While the Thai house in front of the restaurant is Jim Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar to accommodate tourists.
Inside the museum, there is a room that is organized in Thai style. Have furniture, Flower garden Including ancient collectibles Which is the personal item that Mr. Jim There are many collections of Southeast Asian objects. Especially Buddha images of various periods, including some that have been illegally acquired.
The Museum located in the Thai house along the Saen Saep canal, which is a weaving community that remains in Bangkok.
At the same time, for those who would like to go to the museum, getting by taxi, Tuk Tuk or BTS SkyTrain which located at National Stadium in Soi Kasemsan Soi 2, opposite the National Stadium. Open Daily at 09.00-17.00 hrs. Admission fee is 200 baht each. (Visitors under 22 years old: 100 baht / Children under 10 years old: free when accompanied by an adult)
For more information, call 0 2216 7368 or http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com