American silk mogul Jim Thompson, known for revolutionizing the Thai silk industry, also collected Southeast Asian art and constructed an ornate home in central Bangkok. The house is now one of Thailand’s most popular tourist attractions, due to its beautiful architecture and intriguing heritage, along with a boutique selling Jim Thompson’s world-famous wares.
Within the complex is a magnificent compilation of cultural artefacts, including teak wood carved Buddha images, intricate murals, and elaborate silk appointments, the House is a popular venue for arts and crafts exhibitions throughout the year. Admissions to the house are 200THB for adults and 100THB for students below 22 years old. Children under 10 years, free when accompanied by an adult.