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Erawan Museum, Samut Prakan

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Discover local art and architecture at Erawan Museum, steeped in Asian folklore and offering a valuable history lesson into the traditions of Thai culture. The remarkable architecture of the building immediately grabs attention with its eye-catching three-headed elephant sculpture. This sculpture sits on top of a 15 m (49 ft) pedestal and is itself 29 m (95 ft) tall and 39 m (127 ft) wide. Step inside the elephant to discover collections of stained glass, antiques, and other artifacts showcasing Asian culture, art, and history. Put Erawan Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Samut Prakan travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Samut Prakan

Though not replete with options for places to stay, Samut Prakan does have a number of accommodations close to the airport. Visitors staying in Samut Prakan generally concentrate around this area for convenience. The options are varied; midrange hotels offer annexed restaurants, ensuite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and nearby amenities, while guesthouses or homestays have clean, simple rooms.
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  • I believe this is worth a visit if you are in Thailand, as a visitor or resident for a little while. The museum provides quite a lot of information on Thai culture and history ranging from the influen...  more »
  • Very modern museum, the art work is western cum thai original, we took a train to On nut bts station  more »
  • It's pricy (entrance fee is 400) but that place is amazing! Three levels: underworld, earth and cosmos, breathtaking legends, eye-popping interior, amazing idea! Audio guide is included. Listen from n...  more »
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  • For overview comments, it is a good place to make your visit here. There are lot of things to see for the historical aspects. Only one thing that is annoying me is the audio equipments that should be placed near the ticket booth and people who are interested to hear the stories can use them. I can see them place openly on the way when I come out from the museum. After I ask the officer in charge of these, they make their sweet smile and telling me to use it next time. Impressive very much.
  • Very beautiful museum! I really like the sculptures and its surrounding! The giant three-headed elephant was not just an art piece, there is a belief that it can make your dream come true. That's why there is a worshiping area! I will recommend to visit this place during December - January. It's really hot to be under the sun!
  • I must see if you're coming to Thailand well worth taking out the day I'm coming here just to see if you don't see you've not really seeing Thailand I recommend it
  • Erawan Museum is not a real museum but it worth to seen. No matter if you think that 400 TBH are too much to pay, if you choose to pay and go in there enjoy your self and take time to walk around to see everything. If you do it will not be just a few minutes walk and there is a lot to see. There is a open cafe at the entrance that you can have a coffee or a refreshment and cool down from the heat next to the water. Inside the big three head elephant there are 3 levels with different rooms with artifacts and statues as long with a small temple like room at the top level. Do not regret visiting this place, it's not something that you can see everywhere...
  • Extremely beautiful place Beautiful and clean green space with fantastic landscapesand a special place to sit and meet romantic Museum of Thai History A temple inside the abdomen of an elephant 3 head Inside the temple is a very beautiful place with a great spiritual sense At the highest point of the temple is Buddha's special place and a very special and spiritual atmosphere The outer space has a charming shop and several places to buy food and drink The outdoors have very large elephants, where the sound of elephants is heard when walking through them