Bangkok, day 2


Day two began not with a ferry, but a combo of the metro (subway) and theBTS (aka the sky train). Both are inexpensive, very easy to navigate, clean and a very fast and convenient way to travel around Bangkok. Weexited the BTSat National Stadium, the closest stop to the Jim Thompson House.

Jim Thompson House

A former OSS agent during WWII and assigned to Thailand, Thompson fell in love with the country and moved there after leaving the service. He became interested in the beautiful Thai handwoven silk, and began exporting it to the west,and his business took off. He is really credited withcreating the huge Thai silkindustry as it exists today. His house in Bangkok is now a museum; Thomson also collected Thai and other Southeast Asian antiques. The house is magnificent, and we learned was constructed from six other houseshe bought and had transported from Ayutthaya and…

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