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 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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  • Museum located in the South is the Bangkok City Center, 1 km after the Samrong of the Skytrain (BTS) station. We can go on foot, by taxi (10 baht) or bus (11 baht) from the BTS stop. Quiet oasis in the middle of a hellish tangle of roads that intersect and buildings (the environment is not terrible). The centerpiece of the entire, huge elephant has 3 heads overcoming a pedestal which is a sumptuous double staircase overcomes stained glass. The elephant is hollow and has a domestic Chapel in which there is a series of statues of Buddha of different styles and epochs of Thailand. To return to Bangkok, cross the road by the aerial gateway. A stop of buses and collective taxis lies at the foot of the stairs. easy. Entry 400 baht. The same developers created "Ancient city" not far to the Southeast and the sanctuary of truth in Pattaya, 3 places of fact...
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  • 20 min. walk from samrong BTS station. Show the status of residence certificate and 200 baht. This is the same everywhere Museum in Bangkok. Three elephant heads on one body. Very large buildings. Enters the ceiling world map like stained-glass Windows. Spiral staircase towards the ceiling. Made of wood and comfy. There are many ways to beam to the ceiling. Going up a spiral staircase in addition from the mezzanine and room at the top, more than one Buddha is enshrined. Old one is in the 5 - 6th century. In the basement there are historical exhibits. Especially pottery relationships.
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  • It's hard to prepare yourself for how ENORMOUS the 3 headed elephant actually is! You'll definitely gasp when you see it for the first time! The mosaic temple is amazing and full of teeny tiny detail....  more »
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  • OMG! What an absolutely magnificent place. I really was not expecting this. The grounds were beautifully maintained, exquisitely architected and designed. You will see few places this beautiful. The interior of the museum was better,beautiful sculptures, details unbelievablely gorgeous. The museum has a three headed elephant standing on top and the interior extends into the elephant. Very clever. A must see.
  • You have to pay about USD 11 to come in for the visit, much higher price than any other museums. And there's nothing much to see except for Elephant statues. There's not a single live elephants, if that's what you're curious to find out. Facilities are relatively well maintained though.
  • The greatest erawan elephant on the world.
  • This place was amused me in term of historical +religions. Worth to see it. Only Just the entrance gate which abit hard to find.
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