The popularity of Thai Silk mainly comes from the tireless efforts of James Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur and founder of the renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. His legacy continues at his beautiful house, filled with art and antiques.
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel either in the morning or in the afternoon. Drive from your hotel right into the city center to stop at Jim Thompson’s House.Jim Thompson was the legendary American architect-entrepreneur who settled in Thailand after WWII and almost single-handedly revived the moribund silk industry.Thompson's achievements during his 25 year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the "Legendary American of Thailand". Since his mysterious disappearance in 1967 in the jungle of Malaysia, little has changed in the home that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'. Even today, this Thai style house which contains intensive collection of art and antique objects continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok. Jim's maze of seven Thai-style teak houses has since been converted into a small private museum filled with his priceless collection of Asian antiques, pottery, and curiosities. A small gift shop sells fine reproductions of Vessantara Jataka and Brahma Jati horoscopes. Yet, at this moment the city boasts with a variety of Jim Thompson’s silk houses in the more up-market shopping areas, where this excellent Thai promotional product can be bought.After touring all the corners of the house and the lush gardens, your guide and driver will safely bring you back to your hotel.