Enclosed in a verdant compound in a centrally located part of Bangkok is the Jim Thompson House Museum, made up of several buildings including wooden houses on stilts as well as segments of derelict Thai homes pieced back together in an eclectic mishmash.
The museum is intriguing not only due to his fascinating collection of valuable exhibits, but also his celebrated contribution towards establishing Thai Silk Company Limited, as well as his puzzling disappearance that remains an enduring mystery that has spurred tons of conspiracy theories.
Most of his personal belongings were left as is ever since he disappeared, and his extensive oasis of art and culture ranges from historical Buddhist statues and Thai paintings on various mediums, as well as white and blue porcelain from China.
All visitors to the museum will be provided with a guided tour in a language of their preference and while it is exceedingly informative from the get-go, those perplexed about Thompson’s life at home before he vanished will certainly find their visit worthwhile.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Bangkok hotels.
Otherwise known as the River of Kings, the famed Chao Phraya River which covers 12-kilometre banks is deep rooted in Thailand’s history for more reasons than one. Not to mention, some of Bangkok’s most noteworthy sights are best seen by boat through these very banks.
Soak up the good vibes from dawn till dusk as Bangkok’s effervescent nightlife literally has it all. From extremely budget-conscious dives all the way to lavish lounges and taverns, all revelers and movers and shakers have to do is pick their poison.
There are many reasons why this capital city is one of the most visited in the world and besides its irresistible gastronomic offerings, Bangkok extends an out of this world shopping experience at its colossal outdoor markets that run day and night.
Built in 1782, Bangkok’s stunning Grand Palace remains the spiritual core of the Thai Kingdom till this day. Its 218,000 square metre footprint houses royal and throne halls, government offices and the iconic Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew.