The importance of Jim Thompson in the silk trade is something that has been written about and is an interesting tale to be read.
The Jim Thompson House is a wonderful tale of History. In fact after all this time there are still unanswered questions regarding his life in Thailand.
The house was next to a oblong at at the end of a long road - which meant that it was very peaceful. I waited for the tour group to leave - it was at this time that I learnt that we were not allowed to take photographs inside.
The tour itself was certainly very interesting to be told a lot of things about Jim Thompson's life in Thailand. A note to self - I may have purchased a book whilst I was there but I did not notice if there were any.
I listened to the carefully rehearsed talk whilst looking at all the interesting things in the home - you really must make a visit if you find the culture and history of Thailand interesting.
The home was surrounded by carefully looked after gardens and a number of statues with links to Buddhism and culture.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00-18:00
Location: Soi Kasemsan (2) Song, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I Rd
Tel: 66 (0)2 216 7368
Price Range: Adult 150 Baht. Students (under 22 years old) 100 Baht