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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.


Free Shuttle Service from BTS station

The best way to travel to the Erawan Museum from Bangkok city center is by BTS greenline sky train

  • Get off at Chang Erawan station, E17 and then take 10 minutes walk to the Erawan Museum. (Free pick-up service by Erawan Museum Shuttle Tuk-Tuk every day. - Please take exit no. 2) The pickup service is located at Non-formal education Center, Samutprakan **shuttle leaves every 30 minutes**
    • 9.00 am. – 4.00 pm. available shuttle Service from the BTS station - Erawan Museum 
    • 9.00 am. – 6.30 pm. available shuttle service from Erawan museum to the BTS station 
  • Travel between Ancient city and Erawan museum are easily access by BTS sky train. From Kheha station, E23 (Ancient city) travel to Chang Erawan station, E17 and then take 10 minutes walk to the Erawan Museum.

For more information, please feel free to contact us on WhatsApp (+66)95-5048282


Opening Hour

Daily 09:00 am. - 07:00 pm. (Reopened on June 1st, 2020)




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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

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

Take a BTS train (Sukhumvit line) to Chang Erawan Station. The museum is located 850 meter away from the station.


Address Information

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


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