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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  • This place is situated on the outskirts of Bangkok and is underneath a motorway junction. When I arrived I paid the 400 Bart entrance fee and picked up my audio guide. First impressions were good but ...  more »
  • Being an annual traveller to Bangkok, I have seen a lot of the sights on offer so am always scratching around for something new and this museum was suggested to me by Bangkok Walking Adventures (with ...  more »
  • Entrance fee: 300bht/person I like the garden, it's filled with wonderfu statues. Make sure you wear long pants, I was in shorts but no worries because you can get a wrap skirt in the changing room ju...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Somewhat hard to navigate and truly understand if you don't speak Thai even with the audio tour. Although it is a beautiful place!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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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Where to stay in Samut Prakan

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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