The Jim Thompson Heritage Quarter is located in the old neighborhood of Kasem San 2 alley along Saen Saep canal. The key entity is the Jim Thompson House Museum exuding its traditional Thai beauty. The museum displays an art collection of the late James Harrison Wilson Thompson, who served as an operative in the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), a predecessor to the CIA. Following World War II, he chose to remain in Thailand due to his love and passion for Thai silk and culture; whilst dedicating himself to revitalizing the Thai silk industry under the Jim Thompson brand. He is often referred to as the “Thai Silk King” and the brand is renowned worldwide.
In addition to the museum, art center and exhibition, inside the Jim Thompson Heritage Quarter is THE O.S.S. Room which is situated on the second floor of the Jim Thompson – A Thai Restaurant. Overlooking the lush museum garden, THE O.S.S. Room is a serene tea room during the day, but is transformed into clandestine realm of THE O.S.S. Bar when the sun goes down.