May 31, 2012

Jim Thompson Sale in June 2012

The bi-annual Jim Thompson sale is back this year, taking place during the weekend of June 1 to 3, 2012 at BITEC or Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center in Bangna.  The sale is usually held twice a year - in June and in December, and features the signature Thai silk products which Jim Thompson is famous for, besides cotton fabrics and accessories.  On promotion are a host of home decor items and furnishings, such as upholstery for furniture, drapery (curtains), cushion covers, and lots more.

This time the sale will also offer natural and fresh products from the Jim Thompson Farm, which is situated in Pak Thong Chai (Nakhon Ratchasima), and is basically a silk farm indulging in sericulture.  The Jim Thompson Farm is open to visitors only once a year during the cool season, and features mulberry plantations, orchards, nurseries, gardens of flowers, ornamental plants and organic vegetables, and also a rice field.  The giant pumpkin patch with a display of variety of shapes and sizes of numerous pumpkins is a favorite attraction at the farm.

Jim Thompson's main retail outlet in Bangkok is located at Surawong Road, and there's also one at the Jim Thompson House.  Besides, you can find their shops at several shopping malls and hotels, namely: Central World, Isetan, Siam Paragon, Emporium, Oriental Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Anantara Riverside Resort, The Peninsula Hotel, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, and Shangri-La Hotel.  Besides Bangkok, there are also shops in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui. 

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