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     The Jim Thompson House
         
          
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                 Traditional Thai Houses
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Shop for Thai silks, souvenirs and other products.
 

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For further information please visit :
Web site   http://www.jimthompson.com
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http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com  
           
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  (Bangkoksite Digital Photos taken on July 16, 2004)
The Jim Thompson's House is one of the best preserved
traditional Thai house in Bangkok city. It is located
alongside Saen Saeb canal on Soi Kasem San 2, off
Rama I Road and can be easily accessed. The opening
hours are 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily except Sunday.

Jim Thompson, an American, a former member of the
US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), came to Thailand
during the World War II. He revived the flagging silk
weaving industry later at the end of the war. Jim Thompson
disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the
Cameron Highlands in Malaysia in 1967.


In the Jim Thompson House compound visitors will be
guided to see many interesting collection of antiques
and artworks from all over Southeast Asian region.


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     The entrance to Jim Thompson's House.
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   A small restaurant/coffe shop by the pond.
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Several books about Jim Thompson,
Jim Thompson's House, etc. are
available at the Jim thompson's
shop.    

 

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