Jim Thompson House - SEA COAST 2020

Jim Thompson House

Traditional Thai teak house and traditional art collection




Jim Thompson House was once owned by Jim Thompson, an American architect who came to Thailand at the end of the World War II. Jim bought the old Thai house in the area and have it renovated. The house contains six teak wooden buildings and was constructed in Thai traditional architectural style. When he was alive, he established a Thai silk industry, so you’ll find display of silk production as well as Thai art collection around the house. In 1967, Jim travelled to Malaysia and disappeared in a jungle without a trace. Up until today, the loss has remained a mystery. The house has turned into a museum and is managed by the James H.W. Thompson Foundation. Visitors can take a tour to experience the inside of the house, walk around the gardens and have fun at the café.


Location: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama I road, Bangkok, 10330
Operating hours: 9:00 am – 18:00 pm
Admission fee for foreigners: 150 Baht for a tour

How to get there from KMUTT:
The best way to get there from KMUTT is to take Uber or Taxi.
By bus and skytrain: Take bus no.75 from KMUTT to Saphan Taksin BTS station. Take a skytrain (Silom Line) to National Stadium BTS station. Head out from the station toward Rama I alley. Turn left onto Kasem San II alley. Then, you’ll reach the Jim Thompson House.