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Jim Thompson House Tour from Bangkok

Take a few hours in the morning or afternoon to discover the architectural masterpiece of the Jim Thompson House. On this tour you'll discover the magnificent house Thompson built to house his magnificent art collection before mysteriously disappearing in 1967.

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Jim Thompson House Tour

The Jim Thompson House is one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. Now a museum, the house once belonged (as the name suggests) to the American businessman Jim Thompson - the man who made Thai silk famous throughout the entire world before mysteriously disappearing in 1967.

As Thomson built his silk company he became a major collector of Southern Asian art, over the years building a vast collection of secular and Buddhist art from Thailand and it's neighbouring countries such as Burma, Cambodia and Laos.

In 1958 Jim Thompson began building a magnificent home for both himself and he's famous collection of art with the ambition of reaching the pinnacle of his architectural achievement.

Famous for "almost single-handedly saving Thailand's silk industry from extinction", Thompson went for a walk on Sunday 26 March 1967 and failed to ever return. A massive search was launched lasting 11 days and including the army, police, missionaries, Gurkha's, residents, scouts and even mediums, but Thomson was never found. The mysterious disappearance generated world-wide publicity at the time with a number of theories being thrown around, which you'll learn more about on your tour.

The now famous and architecturally revered house he built sits on a klong and is surrounded by beautiful jungle - well worth spending a few hours visiting the beautiful, architectural masterpiece.

Jim Thompson House Tour from Bangkok Reviews 5.0 / 5 based on 1 customer reviews

Jim Thompson House Tour from Bangkok
We booked 4 tours in total with Bangkok Excursions for our honeymoon in Thailand. The tours were all extremely well organised, cheap and great fun,

The tour of Jim Thompson house to be honest wasn't at the top of our to-do list ion Bangkok, but we thought it would be a nice way to spend a few hours on one of the days, it actually turned out to be a lot better than we though. The house is beautiful (it's actually more of an estate containing a number of buildings that a house) and the history of Jim Thompson was actually really interesting to learn about.

I would recommend this tour if you have a few hours to spare, lovely gardens and house and nice tour guides.
Stuart and Lisa from Slough - 1st Dec 2015

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As soon as you book online you will receive booking confirmation. Once our booking department has double-checked your order we will email you pickup times and for your trips. We recommend you print out and bring your confirmation with you to Bangkok as a reminder of your itinerary.

We pickup from all hotels in Bangkok, however can only offer free pick-up to hotels situated in central Bangkok. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify, if you don't we ask you to make your own way to the center of Bangkok of pay a small fee for transfers.

City-center Areas:

  • Prathunam
  • Silom
  • lower Sukhumvit
  • Riverside

For transfers from/ to Airport- hotels or hotels outside Bangkok city-center, a small surcharge may be applied

Child prices apply to people between the ages of 2-12, they are generally 20% cheaper than adult tour prices. Under 2 years old are free for tours.

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Hi, we're heading to Bangkok in December and wondered if the Jim Thompson tour would be running then?


Hi Dan, yes all of our tours run throughout the year. Thanks

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