From Jim Thompson’s Silk to Madame Tussaud’s wax
From Jim Thompson’s Silk
to Madame Tussaud’s wax
An excursion that brings two totally opposite venues together. Jim Thompson’s House is dedicated to the pioneer
in the Thai silk history as where Madame Tussauds’ expertise lies in the amazing
craftsmanship in using wax to be up and close with your idol.
WHY THIS TOUR?
A silky-smooth outing that takes up two of the city’s most unique features into one half day. The name Jim Thompson is unmistakably connected to the revival of the Thai silk industry. His mysterious disappearance, one of the largest unsolved mysteries in Thailand’s history, is part of his legacy. A large part of his life and work is preserved in a stunning wooden house in the very heart of Bangkok, where his journey to get Thai silk internationally recognized is on display.
Within a short distance from this serene spot, Madame Tussauds offers a whole different perspective on something that retains international name and fame. From local celebrities to international stars of the red carpet, walking past and posing with distinguished wax figures, this completes a 4-hour Bangkok tour, filled of contrasts.
09:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 17:00
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel either in the morning (around 9 am) or in the afternoon (1 pm) and head to the city centre for a stop at Jim Thompson’s House of Silk, 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”. Since his mysterious disappearance in 1967 in the jungle of Malaysia, little has changed in the home that was the ‘talk of the town’ and the ‘city’s most celebrated social centre’. Once his official residence, this complex of Thai-style homes and ornamental gardens is a fine example of authentic Thai architecture. The home was constructed by skilfully combining multiple Thai houses. Even today, this museum contains an impressive collection of art, collectables and antique objects continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok.
Continue on foot to Madame Tussauds, the world’s favourite wax museum opens its 10th attraction in Bangkok in December 2010. With over 75 wax figures and brimming with interactive experiences this so much more than just a wax museum. Every figure can be photographed and you will be able to mingle with the A-list on the red carpet, challenge your sport heroes as well as get on stage with your favourite pop stars. Divided into sections such as history, leaders, arts and science, sports, music, film, TV and Red Carpet, this attraction really provides ultimate ‘selfie’ opportunities.
We return back to your hotel where you will arrive 4 hours later.