Jim Thompson is a personal name. He was an American architect. The whole building is a typical Thai garden. It was built in 1959. It consists of seven buildings and hangs over a small canal. It is now the most famous Thai silk store in Thailand. It is also a Thai Silk Museum, collecting and exhibiting all kinds of high-end Thai silk. The museum exhibits Mr. Thompson's collections of his life, including works of art from various parts of Asia.