One of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, the Jim Thompson House is a fascinating museum which had once been the residence of James H.W. Thompson, an American entrepreneur who founded the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Formed from parts of six antique, this structure now houses his extensive collection of Southeast Asian art best explored while residing in one of the many Bangkok apartments located in the area. Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok is a favourite service apartment in Bangkok with Jacuzzi, meeting rooms and many other facilities among may who visit this part of the country. Sitting on a klong across from Bangkrua, the house serves as an inspiration to many up and coming entrepreneurs as Jim Thompson was even awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a rare honour bestowed upon foreigners who are noticed for their exceptional services to Thailand. It is said that one day, Jim Thompson wandered off into the jungle for a walk at the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia and never came back, thus jumpstarting the Jim Thompson legend.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+