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Bangkok  - The Erawan Museum

When talking about museum, lots of people may find it boring. The reason is that they never visit  amazing ones. Erawan Museum is one of those. The outstanding feature of this museum is definitely a colossal three-headed elephant, named Erawan, which weighs 250 tons! This museum is a worth-visiting one allowing you to learn precious cultures and traditions of Thai and Asian inside the elephant body! The museum houses an abundance of artworks, such as collections of pottery and antiques and ancient Buddha statues. Let's explore what's inside this tremendous three-headed elephant only at Erawan Museum.

 

Opening Hour

Daily 09.00 am. - 07.00 pm.

 

 

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Founded by Mr. Lek Viriyaphun, the Erawan Museum is one of the must-visit destinations. Gigantic three-headed elephant is known as a landmark in old Sukhumvit Road. The objectives of the establishment are to educate people of new generations on history, to make arts and heritage evidence of the spiritual development in Eastern societies, to introduce Asian traditions and cultures to the world, and to make the Erawan Museum humankind's heritage.

Erawan Museum Specifications:
   1. Total height (Foundation & Elephant statue) 43.60 Meters.
   2. Height of elephant statue 29 Meters.
   3. Width of elephant statue 12 Meters.
   4. Length of elephant statue 39 Meters.
   5. Weight of elephant body 150 Tons.
   6. Weight of elephant head 100 Tons.
   7. Total weight of elephant statue 250 Tons.

The museum is separated into 3 main buildings:
   1. Suvarnabhumi (Basement) illustrates the civilization of Southeast Asia, housing many earthenware and ceramics.
   2. Earth (Dome Building) represents the idea of the peaceful world which is caused by religions' support.
   3. Cosmos (Elephant Statue) represents Mount Meru, which is the center of the universe in Trai Bhum (concept of Buddhism cosmology), housing antique Buddha statues from several periods.

Audio guide service in English, Mandarin, Thai, Korean and Russia is provided.

Handicapped facilities
• Free wheelchair service.
• Slopes, bathrooms and parking spaces for wheelchair users.

Other facilities
• Car Park
• Souvenir shops

BY BUS
Take a bus No. 25, 102, 142, 507, 508, 511, 536

Tips: The Erawan Museum is located in Sumutprakarn province, where BTS (Skytrain) extension line is still in construction. The best way to get there is taking BTS to Bearing Station which is the nearest one. Then take a free shuttle van to the museum. If you have more than 3 people on journey, we recommend our car rental service.

 

Address Information

99/9 Moo 1, Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Muang Mai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Prakan 10270

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