99 Tambon Bang Muang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
One of the best museums I’ve ever visited in Bangkok. Remember to rent the audio guide, you’ll find out this place is far more than just a Instagram place. I had fun with those background stories from the audio guide.
Beautiful place and worth visiting. After walking around it is great to sit down there and have a bite to eat and something to drink before going back out. Also a nice souvenir shop to visit.
I like the structure of the museum but it looks like this place is included in some tours for Chinese, they were taking pictures in a narrow stairway and block people going up. And there is not much to see... the ticket is too expensive for what it is(if you have work permit or Thai driver’s license you can get discount BUT still expensive!)
Erawan Museum is a museum in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. It is well known for its giant three-headed elephant art display. The three storeys inside the elephant contain antiquities and priceless collections of ancient religious objects belonging to Khun Lek Viriyapant who is the museum owner. Museum inspired by the thoughts and imagination of an ancient owner, its a terrific repository of antiquity and cultural heritage and Thai arts. You have to be wowed by the enormous three-headed pachyderm, a free standing sculpture that had us spellbound.made of more than 100,000- pieces of copper, the structure is a dazzling 15 storey height . Inside the museum there is a plethora of decorative mediums that showcase the elevated sense of Thai arts. Outside, the museum is surrounded by a garden of plants that appear in literature and rare specimens of plants from every region of the country.
400 baht is too much for such a small place. We spent less than 30 minutes here, and there was nothing much to see, and too restrictive to clothing. It is a place of worship for local. Great for taking insta-worthy picture. But personally, I will not be visiting this place again.
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