In Thailand, nobody doesn't know Jim Thompson. He was an architect from the United States who was the most famous foreigner in Thailand. He became popular because of his success in reviving the Thai Silk in the 1950-1960s. We can tour around the house to enjoy Thompson’s collection of Asian antiques and Thai silk.
Admission: 300¥ (you can get a discounted ticket when visiting 2 to 4 of the associated museums). Student discount available.
Required time: 30min
Apart from the beautiful rose garden surrounding the building (free to visit) and some selfie-ops in the rather generically furnished upstair rooms, there really is nothing much here. It was pouring outside, so it was a fun way to spend an hour trying to get a fancy photo of myself sipping tea in the consule's living room. In case you were wondering, I did not succeed.
A victorian tearoom and a shop selling British products are set up on the 1st floor. While Japanese people love it, I'm not sure how much appeal it has to foreigners. Personally, while in Japan, I rather have some matcha in a temple.
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