Jim Thompson House and museum
This house is actually an assemblage of 6 traditional houses brought back from different regions, including Ayudhya. The owner of the premises being a trained architect followed with the utmost respect the traditions of the craftsmen Thai builders in order to recreate a very harmonious whole. Do not miss the shop as Jim Thompson played a decisive role in the revival of the traditional weaving of silk, which had fade from memory. As talented artist and colorist, his participation was fundamental to the revival of the weaving of Thai silk and the reputation it acquired.
In the same period, a friend of Jim Thomson has also assembled a house brought back from the region of Ayutthaya. This is Connie Mangskau, and her house is now part of one of the best hotel of the city, The Siam Hotel. You can dine there (or even stay there, information here).
Lunch at The Deck by Arun Residence, on a small terrace just opposite the Wat Arun, an unassuming little address, but good and ultra well located (if you visit the Grand Palais or the Wat Pho, it’s a short walk).
Dinner in a thai restaurant at Face, La Na Thai (www.face-bangkok.com) Restaurant welcome you in a fabulous teakwood mansion, with amazing decoration and delicious thai food.
Have a dinner at Sala Rim Nam, in the Mandarin Oriental iconic Hotel, take the hotel boat to reach the opposite side, for the view on the never-ending river traffic, and a dinner on a nice terrasse.
Issaya Siamese club (www.issaya.com) for a perfect dinner in one of the best restaurant in town, or for a cooking class with a top chef, this restaurant is located in a beautiful 100-year-old house in a lush garden.
This one is the most beautiful trip you can make in Bangkok, do not hesitate one second! You will see the city in a complete different way, through its canals, life on the riverside. As soon as your boat leave the busy Chao Phraya river, everything becomes peaceful and it looks like you are not in a 21st century city anymore.