Guided tour

Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

Guided tour

Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

From US$ 54.52 per person

Visit the former residence of Jim Thompson, which consists of 7 traditional Thai houses. Continue with a visit to the Baan Krua weaving community where the quality silk was and still is made.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Your hotel in central Bangkok area


  • Visit a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses which was completed in 1959
  • Discover the Baan Krua silk village, the historical community where the legend of Jim Thompson begins
  • Have an opportunity to buy original Thai silk from the last family of the Baan Krua community who are still making silk
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Around 08:30 AM, your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel in Bangkok and will take you, in an air-conditioned car, to visit the legendary Jim Thompson House museum. On arrival, the guide will provide you with some information about the place before entering the house. After entering the traditional house, the Jim Thompson guide will escort you to see different sections inside. The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. Construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the city's most celebrated social center.  After visiting the house, your guide will take you to the Baan Krua Nhua community, located on the bank of the Klong Saen Saeb River. It has been the area of the Cham people since the reign of King Rama I. The Cham people usually work as fisherman and silk weavers. From this folk wisdom came Jim Thompson, the famous proprietor, fascinated by Thai silk. He supported the silk weaving in this community and bought it into his own company. The brand Jim Thompson was popular all over the world. Nowadays, the people in this community still keep the silk weaving profession. The silk is unique due to its high-quality texture, beautiful color and durability.  You will get to visit the house of Uncle Aood, the last family of the Baan Krua community who still continue the silk business for a living today. Also, you will have an opportunity to buy the quality silk products directly from the original place. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Private round-trip transfers from Bangkok CBD hotels
  • Entrance ticket to Jim Thompson House
  • English-speaking guide
  • All taxes and fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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  • This activity does not include lunch
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4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

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We enjoyed seeing the beautiful Jim Thompson House but the highlight of the excursion was visiting the Baan Krua silk weavers. They are hidden away down a tiny alley we never would have found on our own. Our guide Kiwi was fun, energetic and knowledgeable. Since it was just the three of us, we were able to have some nice conversation. It felt like having a friend in Thailand to show us around.

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September 9, 2019

April 20, 2019

Total rip off

The tour was terrible: instead of 4 hours we were done in 2h; the guided tour at the Jim Thompson house was the standard one (why to pay a private tour if you get the same as walk-in visitors??), the weaving market was the worst: it consisting in visiting an old couple that had a machine to make threads

December 23, 2018

Product ID: 155898