Jim Thompson Garden in Bangkok
Anyone who longs for a break from Bangkok’s heat, noise and traffic jams can find salvation in the Jim Thompson Garden. At the end of a small lane, bordering a canal, the American architect Jim Thompson (1906 - 1967) built a series of traditional Thai houses, surrounded by a lush garden.
January 2006, by Karolien Bais
Moved by the work of the renowned Srilankan brothers Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, I started exploring the landscaping in Asia. Finding exquisite examples was easy, whether it was in the palace gardens of the ancient Mughal Empire or in the urban parks of the modern megalopolis.
City dotted with public green