Discover Thailand’s elegant architecture and artwork on a half-day private tour that explores the Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace. With the flexibility of a private guide, you’ll have the morning to browse rich silks and sculptures, paintings, antiques, and more, learning about Thai history and culture along the way. This 4-hour combination tour includes pickup and drop-off at Bangkok hotels, transport by climate-controlled sedan, and entrance fees at both destinations.
4-Jim Thompson House and Museum Private Tour – Half Day
Meet a driver at your hotel for 9am departure, then board a comfortable, climate-controlled sedan for the trip to the first stop of the day, the Jim Thompson House. Learn the story of the American entrepreneur who helped revitalized the Thai silk industry and created a Bangkok home using historic structures from around the country. See lush teak detailing and walk through the serene garden, then take in Jim Thompson’s personal collection of fine arts, antiques, and Buddhist sculpture, as well as Burmese, Sukhothai, Suwankhalok, and Benjarong pieces. From there, continue to the Suan Pakkad Palace, a former royal residence with eight traditional teak wood houses and a beautiful garden. Browse a collection of antiquities that once belonged to Prince and Princess Chumbhot including the Lacquer Pavilion, built in Ayutthaya during the 17th century. Another highlight of the palace is a collection of Ban Chiang artifacts, pottery, tools, and glass ornaments that date back to 3600 BCE, a fascinating glimpse of early history. When your time at Suan Pakkad Palace concludes, return to the vehicle for the trip back to your hotel, with drop-off at roughly 1pm.