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Exhibitions / Jim Thompson Farm


ลำโลก, The World of Molam

Lam Loke, The World of Molam is an exhibition on Molam, the traditional music and theater genre from Isan (Northeast Thailand) and Laos. It is a key part of the identity of ethnic Laotians, for whom it is an expression of pride and joy.

The exhibition is inspired by Jim Thompson’s fascination with Isan culture. He worked and lived in Thailand just after WWII and traveled extensively in the region. In addition to his well-known love for Isan textiles, especially silk, he was also very fond of the folk music and culture of Isan.

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Arthit Khamhongsa, leader of the All-Thidsa Molam Band will hold a khaen presentation at the exhibition on Friday 22 December 2023.

Curation and photographs by John Clewley (Bangkok Post, Songlines and Rough Guides, UK)

Jim Thompson Farm
A Love Letter to You

It’s been almost a year. We’ve missed you. Everything is tranquil and beautiful at the farm - we’ve worked hard to create many exciting new activities and exhibitions. You can try out different rice varieties and learn about Isan rice cultivation, sample the lifestyles of Isan and the USA (and try our Isan pizzas), and delve into the history of Molam. We’ve spruced up the Isan Village where you can catch lectures on Isan culture, craft demonstrations, and learn about weaving. Or you can sit down with the family for some somtam and grilled chicken. And for those of you who miss the fabulous fields of flowers at the farm, they’re back too in the vibrant colors of sunflowers and cosmo flowers.

• Flower and Rice Fields
• Rice Palace
• Monmhai Mulberry Silk Exhibition
• American Isan Exhibition – Isan and US lifestyles to explore
• Lam Loke – The World of Molam Exhibition
• Molam Stage – concerts every day and special weekend contemporary molam shows

There’s something for everyone. It’s all part of the Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2023 - 9 December 2023 - 2 January 2024.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now until 8 December 2023. Starting ticket price per person Children and seniors 90 baht / adult Mon-Fri 150 Baht and Sat-Sun 200 Baht.

Buy installment card online at https://www.ticketmelon.com/jimthompsonfarm/farmtour2023
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