The setting of this ancient house is opposite to National Stadium, so it's easy for you to take BTS and step out at National Stadium. Jim Thompson is famous for the traditional taste in conserved Thai ancient house and Thai fabric like silk. It is one of a tourist attraction among foreigners where they will learn how Thai people live in the old days and get a chance to experience Thai valuable textile. This landmark is quite well-known and we admitted that many travelers take a visit here everyday, but still for this time, it hasn't been a highlight for Thais yet. Maybe it's because this place shows a kind of Thainess which presents our own lifestyles and routines. It seems to be close for us to see what we have in our country.
Well, for others, Jim Thompson represents the best of Thainess through the construction and goods in the unique style. Inside the museum, there is a gorgeous brown wooden house in Thai style which was a comfy accommodation of Mr.Jim Thompson. This name may ring the bell to you because Mr.Jim Thompson or Mr.James Harrison Wilson Thompson, the founder of Jim Thompson House, is a middle-aged american entrepreneur who began working in Thai Textile industrial and brought Thai silk to the worldwide. Nowadays, he still has Thai Silk shop on Surawong Road, but few people know that he owns a traditional Thai house on Rama1 Road as well.
With 30-year love affair with Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage, Mr.Jim Thompson has kept this house and all households for the new generations. This teakwood villa complex filled with incongruous collections of antiques is a breathing museum. Not only tourists will appreciate the rare item like this fine home, they can also study Thai history through several antiques that are collected by the proprietor. Though it's located in the jammed area like Siam Square, the gently breeze wafted from greenish garden in Jim Thompson House will make you feel at ease like you were in the countryside.
If you've got a foreign friend, just bring him pr her here, then you won't regret. You'll see how happy they are in this Thai site. It opens everyday from 9am to 5pm. And don't worry about the communication because they provide guides who can speak in many languages.
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