Jim Thomson's House & Suan Pakkard Palace Tour

Day Trips & Excursions

Visit the house of Jim Thomson—founder of the Thai Silk Company—and pay a visit to the magnificent Suan Pakkard Palace. See the Thompson house, which has been transformed into a splendid museum full of Southeast Asian art, and tour Suan Pakkard Palace, the former home of Prince Paripatra.

Upon pickup from your hotel, enjoy a scenic drive to the former house of Jim Thomson and wander through the impressive collection of Thai artwork and cultural artifacts that fill the rooms. Learn from your informative guide about the entrepreneur who founded the Thai Silk Company, and how he revolutionized the workforce of his era.

Hear the story of Thomson’s mysterious disappearance in Malaysia as you explore the complex in which he used to live, made up of 6 beautiful teak houses. Learn how the handmade silk that earned him his prestige is carefully crafted.

Make your way to the historic Suan Pakkard Palace, an architectural beauty once used as the prince's residence. Once inside, admire the intricate handcrafted structure and walk past the rooms that display an impressive collection of priceless antiques and opulent artwork.

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