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Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson was a major collector of Southeast Asian art, his Bangkok home is one of the best preserved examples of a traditional Thai residence, with an outstanding collection of art and antiques collected ranging from hair ornaments to stone sculptures in from all parts of Thailand, Burma, China, Cambodia and Laos in the 1950ís and 60ís.

His house completed in the spring of 1959 is formed from part of six antique Thai houses from central Thailand which represent some of the best of traditional Thai architecture. Most of the houses were at least two centuries old which were rebuilt according to the Thai architectural principles, but Western additions such as electricity and indoor plumbing have been incorporated.

Mr. Thompson disappeared on March 27th 1967 while visiting friends in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia; his disappearance has never been resolved.

Located near Siam Square, the house is open from 9.00 to 16.30 daily except Sundays. Photography is not allowed inside the house.

Contact information:

Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Telephone: (662) 216-7368 Fax: (662) 612-3744

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