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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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TripAdvisor
  • Great temple, statues and gardens. We made it there from Bangkok central in about 1 hour by car (lots of traffic!). The size of the three headed elephant statue is outstanding, so is the temple under ...  more »
  • Not a very big place,the museum is amazing! The location is a big off though, i took BTS till Bearing Station,and then took a cab.The fare by meter about 60Baht. I bought the ticket online and redeem ...  more »
  • 在此您可以遊覽由泰國華人富商Lek Viriyaphant先生所出資興建的三頭象博物館,雖然不大但是非常精緻,主要的展場也都再三頭像的巨型銅雕神像之中。 展品的解說也很棒,別忘了跟博物館借用免費的語音導覽。這裡全部看完需要兩到三個小時的時間,離開時可以先叫Uber或是走到大馬路上攔計程車。 
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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.