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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  • If you visit Samut Prakan you cannot miss the Erawan Museum. it is a giant three-headed elephant standing 50 meters, or 15 storeys high. It is the creation of the Thai insurance tycoon, Lek Viriyahpha...  more »
  • The Erawan Museum, although more than a museum looks like a temple, is located not far away from bts Samrong. Soon there will be a stop on the bts even closer saw that soon will open the line which passes nearby. This temple was built by representing Hindu interpretation of the universe. The designer of the opera was the same who designed the Sanctuary of the Truth in Pattaya, which in my opinion is much more interesting. What does more shot are definitely huge elephants places on the roof that can be seen from far away, fine also all the decorations and the workings inside. Honestly spend 400 bath (without taking into account those spent to get there, since it is located in the outskirts in the middle of nowhere) to a place you visit in 5 minutes, I don't think it's worth it. Would not stay there again and would not recommend
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  • Peaceful and beautiful place. Hidden Gem in Bangkok. 400 Baht entrance fee for Foreigner. We took BTS to Samrong Station, then took a taxi to here. Cost around 40-50 Baht. Taxi meter is cheaper compar...  more »
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  • 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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  • Classy 👍😊😊😊😆😆
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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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