08:30 / 13:00 – Pick up at your hotel and visit the two famous Thai house museums in Bangkok –
Jim Thompson House – A legendary Thai-style house, founded by James H.W. Thompson, a success entrepreneur in developing the silk industry in Thailand. The house was built by teak woods with Thai architectural style, surrounded by lush green trees and garden, making the house a serene place with jungle landscape. You will find Jim Thomson’s collection of fine arts and antiques, such as the Buddist scultures, traditional Thai paintings, picture gallery, Burmese collection, porcelainware ranging from Chinese, Sukhothai and Suwankalok, to Lopburi-Khmer and Benjaong.
A house belonging to the late James H.W. Thompson who came to Thailand as an officer in the US force during World War II. The name Jim Thompson became synonymous with Thai silk. He had arranged for dismantling of ancient teak houses from various places and reassembled it on the bank of Sansap Canal in Bangkok. Inside the house is a wide collection of impressive range of art works with tastefully displayed Asian art, including Buddha images, paintings, ceramics, and antique furnitures. The living areas have been preserved as they were when Thompson once lived. Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared during a visit to theCameron Highlands in Malaysia in 1967 and thus his legend began.
Suan Pakkard Palace Museum or “Palace of the Lettuce Garden”, opened to public in 1959, is the former royal residence consisted of 8 traditional Thai teakwood houses and an elegant garden. The palace is a combination of fine arts with huge collection of ancient artifacts. The Lacquer Pavillion, originally built in Ayuthaya since mid-17th century, was dismantled and rebuilt at the palace compound. Collection of Ban Chiang artifacts, dating back to 3600 BC, portrays cultural heritage with its potteries, iron and bronze tools, glass ornaments. Next is the Marsi Gallery that exhibits the contemporary arts. Inside the palace also houses the Royal Barge named “Koo Kung Bayam”…
12:00 / 16:30 – Transfer back to your hotel
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel in Bangkok city center
- Sightseeing as described with transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees