The Jim Thompson House is a unique museum in Bangkok's Phatumwan District – not far from MBK Mall. It’s the former residence of ex-OSS agent (Office of Strategic Services - predecessor of the CIA), businessman and art-collector Jim Thompson, who played an important role in reviving Thailand’s silk industry.
The museum spans over a green compound with a large, wooden house in traditional Thai architecture. What makes this museum special is the huge collection of Asian art and statues that Jim Thompson collected over his lifetime.
Being a green spot in downtown Bangkok, this place is a pleasant escape from the city’s hustle and bustle into a tranquil garden of Eden full of traditional Asian Art.
How to get there: Get off at BTS station National Stadium and walk 500 m to Jim Thompson House (See Map below)
Location: Suan Sam 2 Alley, Phatumwan
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM
Entry Fee: 300 THB including a guided tour