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The mysteriously missing king of Thai silk left as a legacy to the world his beautiful house, which now accommodates a remarkable museum of antiques.
The amazing story of Jim Thompson, as well as his famous house, will not leave anyone indifferent. Jim Thompson dedicated his life to the study of the original Thai culture, engaged in the search and restoration of various antiques. Thus, he managed to gather an impressive collection of antiques.
For everyone to see his collection, Jim Thompson created a special house for visits. Thus, the collector moved into his property six antique Thai houses, found in different provinces of Thailand.
These teak houses still create a harmonious ensemble; and curious visitors can appreciate the amazing collection of antiques, covering 13 centuries of history.
The Jim Thompson House on the mapLocation: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd
Monday-Saturday from 09:00 am tо 05:00 pm
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