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Tickets for Jim Thompson House & Suan Pakkad Palace: Half-Day Guided Tour in English

A hidden history of art, spirituality, and mysterious disappearances in Bangkok

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Duration: 3 hours
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Learn about Jim Thompson, the American architect and businessman who saved Thailand's silk industry
  • Explore the stunning temple-like house where Thompson lived until his mysterious disappearance in 1967
  • Your guided tour of Thompson's house continues on to Suan Pakkad Palace, a former Thai Prince's residence
Description

Discover an amazing chapter of Thai history on this tour that includes hotel pick up and drop off, and get a guided tour of the mysterious Jim Thompson House. See the enigmatic American architect's extensive collection of Thai art, explore his beautifully self-designed house, surrounded by lush jungle foliage in the heart of Bangkok, and uncover an extraordinary story of one man's influence on a nation.

Before Jim Thompson's mysterious disappearance in 1967, the mercurial entrepreneur amassed a trove of Thai treasures and artworks, and built beautiful houses around Bangkok inspired by Thai Buddhist aesthetics.

Visit Thompson's pièce de résistance: the home he lived in. It's now a museum dedicated to his life and his incredible art collection. A guide will take you from room to room, giving you the inside scoop on the architect's lasting influence on Thai culture.

Afterwards, head to Suan Pakkad Palace which was once the residence of Thai royalty. The palace's traditional houses beautifully showcase Thailand's intricate architectural style, which is an art form in its own right.

This tour allows you to see glorious treasures, both personal and royal, while learning about Buddhist traditions.

Ticket
What's included
Roundtrip to the Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace
Entrance fee to the Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace
Guided visit of the Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Additional info

Please note that you will be required to provide your hotel details and location in order to be picked up. Failing to provide this information upon request may result in your tour being cancelled.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Instructions
  • The tour operator will contact you via email after booking to arrange pick-up from your hotel in Bangkok
  • You will be picked up from your hotel lobby. Please be ready at least 5 minutes prior to the pick-up time agreed upon
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide/driver
Venue
How to get there
The Jim Thompson House
1 Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, 10330, Bangkok
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