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Jim Thompson Farm

If you are traveling through the dreamy heart of Nakhon Ratchasima in Central Thailand and are looking for some unique and quality tourist attractions in the region, you need to explore Lam Phra Phloeng Dam and the Jim Thompson Farm. 

The best part about traveling through this part of Thailand is that you are off the major tourist routes, which is great for a seasoned traveler. In addition, the Jim Thompson Farm is a nature lovers paradise. Visitors can experience seasonal flowers and learn how organic products are manufactured, such as the silk-making process.

Come along to check out the picture-perfect pink cosmos field, lots of flowers, the pumpkin patch, and experience northeastern Thailand's lifestyle, culture, and tradition.

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

Jim Thompson Farm has many tourist attractions and visitors can go from one station to another by train. Food and beverages are also provided during the tour and visitors can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other products that are produced at the farm.

 

Discovering the Farm

For those of you who don’t know, Jim Thompson was an American businessman who single-handedly helped to turn around the woes of the local Thai silk trade in the 1950s and 60s. The most startling thing about Thompson is that he disappeared and was never to be found or heard of again. Most believe he was kidnapped and killed by bandits. Others think it was down to some of his business acquaintances. It remains a mystery today. 

The Jim Thompson Farm is located in the Pak Thong Chai district of the province and is home to agricultural and eco-tourism attractions. At the farm, you can see the entire process of silk production. Come along to check out the picture-perfect pink cosmos field, lots of flowers, the pumpkin patch, and much more.

Take a journey around the Jim Market where you can buy a wide range of fresh vegetable produce, fruit, flowers, and more. The beauty of visiting the Jim Thompson Farm is that the price of tickets is very affordable. At this moment, it costs 150 TB for adults, 100 THB for kids, and THB 90 for seniors on weekends and 180 THB and 140 THB respectively when visiting at the weekend. The presale ticket prices are THB 20-30 lower than tickets on arrival.

 

How to Visit the Jim Thompson Farm?

Jim Thompson Farm is located over 60 km from Korat, and there are many routes that lead you to the farm. Some of the routes you can follow are Bangkok via Saraburi, via Chachoengsao, Kabinburi, and Wangnamkeaw, and Meaung Nakhon Ratchasima District to Pakthongchai District. 

If you are traveling from Bangkok, you can drive by road or take a train ride. The journey takes from 4-5 hours to travel 177 km. The traveling cost is somewhere between THB 300-2000 depending on your method of travel. Once you arrive at the farm, a shuttle tram takes you around for the tour.

 

The Bear Travel  Did You Know?

The Jim Thompson Farm was founded in 1988 for silk production. In 2001 the farm started to open its doors for agriculture and eco-tourism yearly between December and January. Over the years Jim Thompson Farm has strived to preserve the cultural heritage of Thai people.

 

Why Visit the Jim Thompson Farm?

There are many reasons to visit the wonderful Jim Thompson Farm as it is the best place to enjoy nature and learn about the culture and heritage of Thai people. Following are some of the tourist attractions to visit at Jim Thompson Farm.

  • Enjoy the Pink Cosmos field and pick vegetables at U-Pick garden.
  • 360 viewpoint at the pumpkin field and explore maze fields and blooming flowers.
  • Learn about the silk manufacturing process at Jim Villagelearn.
  • Shop for handcrafted silk.
  • Enjoy the flower garden with various species of flowers.
  • Buy fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers, and other products from the Jim Market.

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia!

In 2007 Jim Thompson Farm constructed the Isan Village to preserve the culture and architecture of the Isan people.

 

 

 

Map & More Information

 

 

Jim Thompson Farm is an agricultural and eco-tourism place where visitors can enjoy flower gardens, vegetable fields, learn about silk manufacturing, and most importantly, the rich culture and traditions of northwestern Thai people. Visitors can also buy fruits and vegetables grown on the farm and shop for handcrafted Silk.

 

Fees

https://jimthompsonfarm.com/en/visitor-information-en/

Business Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Monday – Sunday

Business Address

2072, Tambon Takhop, Amphoe Pak Thong Chai, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30150

Contact Number

044-373-116, 081-928-5442

Email Address

farmtour@jimthompson.com

Website

http://www.jimthompsonfarm.com/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/JimThompsonFarmTour/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/jimthompsonfarm/

GPS

14.641036, 101.867522 

 

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