Exotic Thailand has many places for tourists to roam around and examine arts and crafts, antiques and souvenirs to take home. There are a large number of museums displaying works of brass, stone, glass, wood and a wide variety of other materials. Amongst these diverse antique pieces carved and preserved for centuries, there are some that attract the attention and the curiosity of visitors enough to take them home.
The handicraft scene is also relatively big and booming in Thailand with diverse creations out of which some are truly unique to this land, making them great souvenir items to gift friends and family after a long trip touring this part of the world. Jim Thompson House is one of the places where tourists can be sure to find amazing works of art and in that sense it is truly a treasure trove of Thai handicraft and also antiques. Jim Thompson is an American and he has left behind a residential complex comprising of as many as six teakwood houses and they stand testimony to his intimate connection with this exotic land as well as its arts, crafts and culture that spanned more than three decades.
His house is a place where one can see the East meeting the West. There are pieces of art that have come from all over the world; with chandeliers from Belgium, paintings and murals from Thailand and the Near East, it is a melting pot of cultures of the world. The many murals, canvases and drawings on the upper floor of this house depict the previous lives of Lord Buddha and also showcase Buddhist paintings and its influence on art.
In the kitchen and the dining room one can find exquisite porcelain ware brought all the way from China displaying its artistic works in ceramics. If one wants to get there to explore the collection, the address is Soi Kasemsan 2, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I Road. For those looking for one of the luxury hotels Bangkok there is no need to look any further than Anantara Bangkok Sathorn. It is one of the finest Bangkok hotel for any visitor to be sure to have a pleasant visit.