Jim Thompson House & Art Center

An oasis of calm dedicated to Asian art.

Publish Date: 07 February 2020

Jim Thompson was an American businessman credited with sparking life into the Thai silk industry in the mid-20th century before mysteriously disappearing in 1967.

His former home is an oasis of calm comprising six traditional Thai-style teak house that have each been relocated from Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital an hour to the north of Bangkok.

Each house displays a jaw-dropping array of Asian artworks, antiques and other collectibles from Thompson’s personal collection, while an on-site restaurant serves up classic Thai dishes and desserts.

How to get there: Jim Thompson House & Art Center is less than five minutes' walk from Siam@Siam Bangkok. One option is to turn left onto Rama 1 Road and then take another left onto Kasem San Soi 2, where you'll find the art centre towards the end of the soi on your left. You can also take a more scenic route along the graffiti-strewn canal by turning left out of the hotel on Kasem San Soi 3 and heading right before the bridge over the waterway. Your destination will be clearly visible on your right, accessible by turning right onto Kasem San Soi 2.

Kasem San Soi 2, Rama 1 Rd.

BTS: National Stadium

Tel: +662-216-7368

Open daily 9am-6pm