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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  • Interesting place to visit if you have time to spare. Good place to snap some photos and to observe Buddhist culture. Place is easy to visit via the Chang-Erawan BTS station from Bangkok city...  more »
  • The giant three-headed elephant look great at outside and three storeys inside the elephant contain antiquities and priceless collection. The garden is quiet and nice.  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place to spend an evening. Entry after 5pm costs only 200 baht and gives you 2 hours to explore the place - which can be done comfortably. I'm not sure the place is big enough to warrant the 400 baht regular entry fee. Nevertheless, the giant three headed elephant statue is truly impressive. Be sure to wear long pants for entry into the central shrine under the three-headed elephant statue.
  • If you are into asian art this is a great place to visit, full of some fabulous pieces inside a huge three headed elephant. The top floor has a wonderful collection of ancient images of the Buddha. There is also a small cafe In the grounds with a very pleasant garden to sit in. You will need to dress sensibly for the museum and there is a double entry price policy, Europeans 400Baht Thai citizens 200Baht.

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