Jim Thompson House Museum

The visitor finds the Jim Thompson’s old residence and tropical garden down a narrow Bangkok lane, just a block away from the bustling shopping districts.

Jim Thompson built his house in 1958-59 on a plot of land across the canal, or klong in Thaï, from the Bahn Krua silk weaving community. For his new home, Thompson acquired several Thai houses some of which were dismantled and sent down the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok where they were reassembled.

The combination of Thai design and Thompson’s own architectural skills created a unique structure that became his home, a venue where he entertained visitors from Bangkok and around the world and a setting for his unrivaled collection of Asian antiques.