Monday, December 21, 2009

discovering Thailand.... part 12 Bangkok - JIM THOMPSON.... Best Thai Silk in Bangkok..

Jim Thompson is THE place to buy Thai silk in Bangkok, Thailand. He opened his own Thai silk company in 1950.  There are many Jim Thompson shops in Bangkok. You can find his shops at the large shopping malls in the city.

At Jim Thompson, you can buy silk fabric, silk scarves, ties shirts, jackets etc. Jim Thompson also has a wonderful selection of cotton t-shirts, canvas bags and you can buy upholstery fabric for furniture and cushions. A word of caution, If you buy at Jim Thompson, be prepared to pay the highest price. The quality is gorgeous but you will pay for it, so if you want a cheaper choice there are many other places that are much cheaper than Jim Thompson.

I went to the main store in Surawong Road, Bangkok. They had a restaurant inside that sold mouth watering desserts.

Don't forget to visit the Jim Thompson House. This traditional Thai house where Thompson lived is now the second most popular tourist attraction in Bangkok.

Address:    Jim Thompson
                 Surawong Road, Bangkok

opening hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

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