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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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  • Truly enjoyed visiting this special place today. Beautiful and very unusual grounds, with a series of elephant replicas spewing water and other very nice buddhist gods in a lush garden setting. The "m...  more »
  • i went to erawan museum on february 2017, and this place is good. but it's hard to go there. you must take a bus about 1 hour trip from Bearing BTS station. i could go there safely because i met a tha...  more »
  • So if it is ok, on the way, you can look at it. Go extra not worth, we saw everything in 15 minutes. For it is the entry of 400 bath = 11 euro per person (Thais pay 150 bath) too high. Is an oasis of peace.
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  • A breathtaking place! The inside of the enormous Three-Headed-Elephant is a feast for the eyes and senses! The lush gardens invite you to stroll around and let your worries go...
  • Not an the ordinary itinerary of visitors, but well worth a visit. The museum is housed inside the magnificent three headed elephant. Make sure you get all the way up on the spiral staircase...an awe inspiring Buddha room is there.
  • Nice and clean. Well organized place. Friendly staff. Magnificent view of Three headed elephant. There is also a park which displays animals in Himmapan forest.
  • I would highly recommend visiting this museum. 30 minute taxi ride from airport. You can check out the exhibits in the basement. Note no pics allowed there. Then travel up into the belly of the elephant to see many awesome displays. This is were pictures are allowed. Walk around the museum to see a lot of sculptures and water features. Make sure you use a round trip taxi service.
  • Interesting museum, but not much to see after about an hour. Was 500 baht/person when I visited, so also not cheap. Visit if you're in the area but don't go out of your way necessarily.