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. PutErawan Museum into our Samut Prakan trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The craftsmanship of the inside this museum is superb. Try to reach the top floor, there is a Buddhist shrine there. However, there is not much to do besides taking pictures. 
    The craftsmanship of the inside this museum is superb. Try to reach the top floor, there is a Buddhist shrine there. However, there is not much to do besides taking pictures.  more »
  • Although it is not really close to city, it can walk from BTS E 17 Chang Erawan with 15 mins to reach the temple. The elephant temple all in pink colour and there is not a lot of tourist, a lot of.....  more
    Although it is not really close to city, it can walk from BTS E 17 Chang Erawan with 15 mins to reach the temple. The elephant temple all in pink colour and there is not a lot of tourist, a lot of.....  more »
  • This is an extraordinary, out-of-the-way private museum. There is easy access from the BTS Sky Train, just a 15 minute walk. The Erawan Museum is known for its giant three-headed elephant art... 
    This is an extraordinary, out-of-the-way private museum. There is easy access from the BTS Sky Train, just a 15 minute walk. The Erawan Museum is known for its giant three-headed elephant art...  more »
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  • Costs 400 Baht entry or 550 with a combo ticket through Klook which includes Ancient City 11 km down the road. The location basically explains this attraction. A bit out of the way and hard to find if you don't know where it is. It's basically a pretty garden with religious stuff around the site. There is also a huge statue of a multi headed elephant in the middle which can be entered. It's interesting, but probably not worth a first time Bangkok visit. Going to Ancient City makes a full day out. Note that both locations are not that near public transport and having a transport app on your phone is needed sometimes as you might not see a taxi for a while sometimes.
  • It's worth coming just for the huge elephant seen from as far away as center city. Honestly that (and the intricate work on the stairway to get up into the elephant) is pretty much the only thing to see. The gardens around are a pleasant enough walk with interesting statues. The site is more of a temple than a museum, so dress appropriately, although there are free clothes available for the unprepared. Walking to the entrance is not very pleasant, sure to an isolated and borderline inaccessible location, but it's doable from the BTS, or by car (probably bus too). Overall a great new experience, but at 400 baht way overpriced in comparison to main temples.
  • One of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok! Take the spiral staircase or the elevator up and you'll find yourself inside the elephant. No photography allowed though within that area. There is also a museum/exhibition below the temple. The park around the temple has statues of mythical creatures where you can take photos with, as well as elephants that trumpet when you walk underneath them. I highly recommend visiting it!
  • Stunning temple. A little pricey to enter, but totally worth it. Theres so much details in the architecture and the interior decoration. I love the chamber at the top most level - it was so peaceful and calming. You have to take a lift to the top level. Don't forget to check out the basement level as well, which we weren't aware of until we left the place.
  • Actually this place is more like a temple to lord Indra and Buddha rather than a museum. It is quite small and you can cover this place within 30 minutes. They have a small museum at the lower level of the temple and a small garden to walk around. Washrooms are clean. souvenir and food are affordable at this place When you compare the price that you give for the entrance, I think it is not worth the money

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