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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Memorable secrets at Jim Thompson House

A worthy winner of Bangkok Popular Tours
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Indoors
  • Intrigue 
  • Mystery
  • Culture
  • History
  • Garden restaurant
  • Inexpensive Sourvenirs 
Conveniently located within easy walking distance of BTS (skytrain) station National Stadium (which connects with the every popular MBK shopping mall)

Thelalternative route is to Localise and transfer via the water bus (canal ferry) on the Saen saep canal 

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Once at Jim Thompson house you'll be delighted to experience efficient hospitality both through the intriging 30 minute tour, quality sourvenir store and the premiere garden caf'e.

Mysery surrounds the background of Jim Thompson, a retired CIA agent he re engineered the failing silk industry and collected unique artifacts including restoring several homes, all of which are part of the informative tour.

Jim Thompson or James Harrison Wilson Thompson was born in Greenville, Delaware in 1906. He attended public schools in Wilmington, went on to boarding school at St. Paul's and attended Princeton University, the family university, from 1924 to 1928.

Although Thompson had a keen interest in art, he chose to become an architect and went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a practicing architect in New York City until 1940.

The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson's achievements during his 25 year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the "Legendary American of Thailand".
For his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry, Jim Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand.

Thompson's success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular postwar legends of Asia.

In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend.

After the tour transfer 200mtrs to BTS skytrain which has a walkthru bridge to MBK shopping mall (the peoples popular choice)

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