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Erawan Museum

Address: 99/9 Moo 1 Sukhumvit Road Bangmuangmai, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
Phone Number: 0 2380 0305
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Elephant is the Thai national animal so once you are here in Bangkok, this museum also the must visit place. If you visited the Grand palace, temples and boat trip and still have a day left, I fully advise you to visit this place. The architecture is amazing, the garden is really pretty. If you want to pray respect to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful temple and grounds just outside of Bangkok in Samut Prakan. Not nearly as vast nor as crowded as other Bangkok tourist landmarks, but just as beautiful in terms of visual and cultural interest. Well worth a few hours, and drive from central Bangkok. Admission surcharge for foreigners is double the fee for Thai nationals -- annoying, but still a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you come here expecting art museum kind of experience, then you'll likely be disappointed. But if you understand that this is a temple-like place built by a rich man with his own interpretation of art/religion, then you'll likely enjoy the visit despite the 400 baht entrance fee and out of town location. For me, I really enjoyed the opulence... More 

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Lakewood, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

the highlight of this attraction is the amazing three headed elephant on a pedestal that houses the majority of the museum. bottom level consists of many photographs, maps, artifacts and pottery that together provide and interesting review of Thailand's history. leaving your shoes outside you then enter the main hall which depicts the major religions on four floor to celing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This museum was every bit as beautiful as the pictures and the gardens are lovely, made a little easier to get to now that the Bearing Station is opened (it's about 3 km South of that station). Several very kind museum workers rescued me from an obsure back entrance that isn't used anymore where a nightmare of a cab driver... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

First of all 400 Baht for foreigners and 200 Baht for Thai people. OK, I speak Thai so I got it for 200. But I call it a scam. Imagine having this pricing system in Europe. A few vases or urns on the bottom floor, covered in 2 minutes. I entered the place on the 1st floor. It was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places I've visited that seems to still be remote from the tourist guide books. The temple is not 20 years old, yet is steeped in history, symbolism and with a central nod to its Buddhist ideology, Located about 30 minutes taxi from BKK centre, you are struck with the sheer size and imposition... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the elephant and interior itself is nice, however the collection inside is small and can hardly be called a museum. entrance fee of 400baht seems overpriced. Note it takes 60-90 minutes for a BTS+bus return trip from central Bangkok. Visit MOCA first, it's much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very impressive, wonderful time, got here on the bus number 25 from the Sukhamvit road. Stopped right outside, look for the big Erawan statue you should see it. Lovely history in the base of the big statue. Make merit, float lillies, make wishes, make offerings, have your fortune told, take some time to relax. Go up inside the big Erawan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The museum is built by a Thai millionaire businessman who wanted to leave a legacy of Buddhism to the world, and sits in a 30 meter high , three-headed elephant (Hindu mythology). You can see wonderful artifacts from the 16-18th century as well as exquisite Buddha statues. The museum depicts the story of Genesis, and combines elements in Christianism ,... More 

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