Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

Jim Thompson was an American who had worked undercover in the Far East during WWII. He settled in Bangkok and almost single-handedly revived the Thai hand-weaving silk industry. There are now a whole series of rather elegant Jim Thompson shops around Thailand. Thompson himself vanished in unexplained circumstances in the 1960s. Before his disappearance he gathered together a collection of historic, Thai teak houses and amalgamated them into one in Bangkok… these beautifully furnished houses with historic antiques and artwork are what you visit…