Jim Thompson house, an oasis

Jim Thompson house, an oasis

It’s hot in Bangkok! And a visit to the museum Jim Thompson house felt like a relief from the hustle and bustle and the heat of the city.IMG_2296 IMG_2295

It’s a nice old house that displays southeast asian artwork and thai silk. Jim Thompson was an american soldier turned businessman who revitalized the Thai silk industry. His thai silk fabrics were ¬†used in the film The King and I with Yul Brynner.

Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared though. He was never found. But his company remains.

Back to the house: it was worth touring it. The guide told us the story of Jim Thompson and how he decorated his home. Alas, cameras are not allowed inside the house.

But my five-year old girl loved running around the garden. It’s very leafy and protected us from the sun.

I bought a kid’s book about the place and an eyeglasses case. I saw a tight-fitting colored sweater that cost 5000 pesos, but I controled my buying impulse. Now months later, I feel like I should have bought it. Never have I seen the likes and quality of it at the same price. In Europe, such cost much more.

 

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