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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 5 January 2, 2013

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Nice collection isn’t it?

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Jim Thompson’s Collections

Here are some of his collections at the servants house which is now converted to display his collections.

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I think this is either a door or a window. It can’t be open because they framed it

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This is how it looks like inside the small servant’s house

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More Chinese pottery! I think it is because Thailand’s King has close ties with China and these are specially design for the King

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A gigantic plate with nice flowery design

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More Chinese bowls on display and “NO” i did not make the bowl tumble over. It’s not me who did it!

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Cute and refine leaf design plates

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He just love these potteries

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His collection of Buddha and Gods

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The art of Shwe Chi Doe

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Another art of Shwe Chi Doe

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More arts on Shwe Chi Doe

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The definition of Shwe Chi Doe

This is the finale of the Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum. I hope you enjoyed it as I did. The entrance fee to visit is 100 Baht (RM 10.00) which is inclusive of a souvenir and 35 minutes tour around his house and his history.

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 4 January 2, 2013

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This is Jim Thompson’s House

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Inside Jim Thompson’s House

We are not allowed to take photos inside the house which consists a lot of interesting artifacts but we are allowed to take photos from the outside. I only manage to take some with my phone to share with everyone.

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The caretaker eye-ing on me, afraid that I will go inside and take photos

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Many interesting items here and if you notice there is a room there. Inside the room stored many ancient and interesting items

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Some of the collections inside his house

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Jim Thompson’s living room with a Buddha statue

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Some of the collections here are from Burma. The chandelier is from Belgium which he bought over from the King

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The lamps are actually Burmese drum turn upside down and converted into lamps

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 3 January 2, 2013

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This was previously the Gardener’s house now being used to display ancient artifacts

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The Artifacts

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Another part of the house. The house is “L” shape. Some Japanese tourists admiring the artifacts

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Ancient manuscripts

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Beautiful drawings … I dunno if it is a story telling or not

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This might be story telling

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Another beautiful manuscript where some words already faded

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Ancient painting

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One of the many arts on display

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The beautiful Thai drawings up close

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Another drawing up close

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Beautiful Thai art

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Beautiful Art on Thai Culture

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 2 January 2, 2013

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Jim Thompson’s initial made of flower buds

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The Tour Begins

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The breeding of worms & cocoons to produce silk

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A foreigner teaching her daughter on silk weaving

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Lions statues and beautifully carved teak

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Some of the many potteries that he collects

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Wooden teak hanging is actually a printing block use for printing. The pottery on display are the designs used for the printing blocks

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More beautiful decorations on display

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A pair of beautifully crafted Guardian Lions or “Fu Lions”

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My father would love the antic Chinese style table. Behind the table is the statue of the Buddha with the head chop off by thieves. The thieves thought that the statue was made of gold so they chopped it off. The statue was dated back in WWII

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This Imperial Guardian Lion is placed at the entrance of his house to ward off evil

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 1 January 2, 2013

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Jim Thompson’s House & Museum is a famous tourist attraction

Introduction

The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson’s achievements during his 25 year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the “Legendary American of Thailand”.

For his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry, Jim Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand. Thompson’s success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular postwar legends of Asia.

In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend.

Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the ‘talk of the town’ and the ‘city’s most celebrated social center’. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok.

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.

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Get down from National Stadium BTS and take the complimentary cart to Jim Thompson’s House & Museum

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Jim Thompson’s house

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The waiting area where you can spend time shopping for some items or take some pictures while waiting for your tour

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Spend some time shopping for some silk products of Jim Thompson

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The cocoons and silk on display

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The process of producing silk called Reelilng

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The explanation of Reelilng and how it is done

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A beautiful lady working on the silk

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One of the many abstract arts on display at the gallery

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Quote of The Day January 2, 2013

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This quote I find it very hard to understand few years ago until I sit down calmly and analyze and tried a different approach! I’m still learning and it never stops!

Quote of The Day December 28, 2012

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Change seems an easy word to say but not easy to do in reality!

Quote of The Day December 27, 2012

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The meaning of friendship!

Quote of The Day December 25, 2012

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This is statement which a lot of people should understand. Most of the time the advice given is not about being bossy or to proof that we are smart. We just tried so many times of being a fool and we do not want you to be part of it!

Quote of The Day December 24, 2012

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Why should you bother about other people who don’t appreciate you?