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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  • August 18, 2017
    Bangkok is near the parking area out of courtesy cars from getting comfortable. Admission was 400 baht. You can tell is full of elephant sculptures. While not on the stairs. Back lift on the way. At the top I worshiped God. Bangkok are still filled there, in front of the gate really wanted to go and got us つい考 based on.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Chasing after the end of the most agile, 50B gauge ride cars, its right would not want to inconvenience! See 10 coating/f far far higher three-head elephant God, Super things tend to view! A progress like the stadium's popular natural history museum, each individual cells Jie with the engraving of fine delicate, stunning! 頂/f heaven let people entered a real gender portions of a fantasy world not matter is 藝 arts or cultural connotations 義, very dark yesterday, is a real wonderful place, MTV alert can come for a walk
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  • August 12, 2017
    When we went we used the BTS to the end of the line and walked from there. It was a long walk around 2km. You could easily get a taxi to it from the station. The BTS is expanding and will include a st...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    For overview comments, it is a good place to make your visit here. There are lot of things to see for the historical aspects. Only one thing that is annoying me is the audio equipments that should be placed near the ticket booth and people who are interested to hear the stories can use them. I can see them place openly on the way when I come out from the museum. After I ask the officer in charge of these, they make their sweet smile and telling me to use it next time. Impressive very much.
  • August 30, 2017
    Somewhat hard to navigate and truly understand if you don't speak Thai even with the audio tour. Although it is a beautiful place!
  • April 13, 2017
    Very beautiful museum! I really like the sculptures and its surrounding! The giant three-headed elephant was not just an art piece, there is a belief that it can make your dream come true. That's why there is a worshiping area! I will recommend to visit this place during December - January. It's really hot to be under the sun!
  • September 4, 2017
    Love it, love it, love it! Although the location is very far from the city center, it's worth the visit. Come at 5 pm, you'll get 50% discount plus the place won't be crowded.
  • August 20, 2017
    clean but i personally think entrance fee is a bit pricey compared to ancient siam where you can see and do a lot more. management should make a package deal and free shuttle from probably one of bts links in city center to both sites considering they are from same founder.

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