Erawan Museum is a
museum in Samut Prakan. 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.
It was inspired by his wish to
preserve his collection of antiques as a contribution
to Thai cultural heritage. Many of these were priceless
objects of art; they were also held as sacred objects
for people of ancient cultures. According to ancient traditions,
they were believed to bring blessing and prosperity to
the land and its people, and therefore must not be lost
Over 10 years of perseverance, common
clay and dust were finally formed into the massive 43-metre
tall sculpture which today stands on a long stretch of
Sukhumvit road. The elephant's massive body, made of pure
bronze, is set on the top of a huge round base painted
in pastel pink. Inside the breathtaking museum hall invaluable
reminders of Thailand's ancient heritage are kept, while
its captivating interior is lavishly adorned with elegant
decorative pieces of contemporary art.
OPENING HOURS: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
ADMISSION: 300 baht/Person. For Thai price is 150 Baht/Person.