Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House

The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok is the former home of a famous expat who made his home in Thailand as a silk producer. In addition to the store which sells Jim Thompson silk products, the site also serves as a museum of Jim Thompson’s beautiful house and gardens.

Cafe at Jim Thompson House
Garden at Jim Thompson House
 

The house was designed and built by Jim Thompson in Thailand about 50 years ago. He combined several traditional Thai wooden houses to create the large spacious home on display today. In addition, he spent many years collecting art and furniture from the area and neighboring southeastern Asian countries which he then used to decorate his house.

The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and Thai shrines as well as various small houses that now serve as museums to display Jim Thompson’s collections.  Across the nearby canal is the home of the Thai silk weavers.

Canal by Jim Thompson House
Narrow alley near silk weavers

 I was able to wander through the narrow alleys until I cam across the open doorways of the weavers who were more than happy to invite me in and pose for photos.

Silk Weaver
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