Jim Thompson House Bangkok , Places to visit in Bangkok Thailand
Many people who love art and craft should add Jim Thompson’s House Museum as listing of places to visit in Bangkok. The house is now operating as a foundation which has the museum inside. It is a traditional Thai house design with complex wooden house and the garden, location along Klong Sanseap (canal). Many visitors come to this place and add this in things to do in Bangkok .
1. What to know or curious about Jim Thompson
2. Easy to Access sightseeing
3. Love to see antique and collections of South east Asai
4. Stop for fusion food with style
5. Shopping souvinir. Before reaching the museum, there is Jim Thompson silk shop outlet offer Thai silk product.
1. Find out more about the Jim Thompson House Bangkok
The Jim Thompson House Bangkok is the museum of Thai silks, was founded by Mr. James H.W. Thompson or commonly known as Mr. Jim Thompson is the American artist who runs the business of Thai silks in Thailand. He is the big supporter to develop the industry of Thai silks so he has received the Thai Royal insignia from his devotion to develop the career of Thai silks to the Thai villagers. Later, he renounced as the Legendary of Thai silk. His worked made Thai silk is well known worldwide. It was use in the Broadway Show, and Hollywood movie.
2. Convenient Location
This museum is the wooden house in Thai style. The location of this house is in the central of Bangkok city so it is easy for the tourists to go to visit here, the tourists can go to visit by the individual vehicles and mass transportation (BTS sky train). It is not far from MBK and Siam Paragon. A Lot of place to pull money out of your pocket on the way and inside the museum as well. Click google map link
3. Things to see: Collection of Antiques
There are many kinds of the antiques which are collected by Mr. Jim Thompson such as the ancient paintings, porcelain house wares, invaluable Buddha statue and sculptures. The ancient paintings are related to the story of the Buddha, the paintings were drawn on many kind of material such as paper, wood and fabric. For the Buddha statue, there are many Arts in the collections, such as Dhavaravadi, Burmese, Ayutthaya, most of Buddha statues were made of sand stone. All of antiques have been kept properly and arranged to show to the tourists in Thai house.
Wooden house museum use to be resident of Mr.Jim Thompson. The decorated item like stone statue are an antique collection of Mr.Jim Thompson.
4. Things to Eat : Traditional Thai Food
There is the restaurant in The Jim Thompson House Bangkok provided the Thai traditional food to the tourists. They provide decent Thai fusion cuisine, which will impress with well decoration and good taste. They even serve a hard to find menu, such as Khao Chae which is a Thai rice soup served with side dishes, this menu is very popular in Thailand for the summer.
5. Things to Shopping: Thai Silks
Since Mr. Jim Thompson is the owner of Thai silks company so there is the retail shop to sell the product made of Thai silks to the tourists as the souvenir such as scarf, lady purses, silk clothes for making the dress, etc. If you are looking new release goods, this is a place for shopping. However, for more discount and older version, you may go to the outlet in Sukhumvit road instead.
Number of nice and great design products is in the shop. Yes, certainly , the price is great too. They are very knowledge in textile and design that you could not go wrong if you looking for exclusive silk souvinir.
Location: Rama I Road, opposite to The National Stadium.
Operation Hour: 9.00am to 6.00pm, Daily
Jim Thompson House Bangkok Museum is one of many ideal places to visit Bangkok for half day. Those who love shopping, learning history and enjoy Thai food, could add this into their list of places to visit in Bangkok, you will enjoy your time there.