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.
• Free wheelchair service.
• Slopes, bathrooms and parking spaces for wheelchair users.
• Car Park
• Souvenir shops
Take a bus No. 25, 102, 142, 507, 508, 511, 536
BY BTS (SKY TRAIN)
Take a BTS train (Sukhumvit line) to Chang Erawan Station. The museum is located 850 meter away from the station.
99/9 Moo 1, Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Muang Mai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Prakan 10270