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Erawan Museum

99/9 Moo 1 Bangmuangmai | Samut Prakan, Bangkok 10270, Thailand
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Ranked #20 of 265 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On out way to Ancient City Samut Prakan (see my review), we saw this absolutely huge 3-headed elephant structure (I thought mutated elephant in my head, pls dont be offended), and asked our taxi driver to drop us there. Pay an entrance fee to get inside the elephant temple and to pray (we are Buddhist and are already familiar with... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Come here to see the Thai people dance in order to fulfill their promise to the gods. Quite interesting. But beware, there are quite a few pick pockets.

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really beautiful place and going on the top of the elephant is surprising. The inside is really beautiful with the stairs shaped like a dragoon and the top room with the buddhas ad the painted star constellations.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been here twice and the inside of the elephant is really impressive. Also all the statues in the garden is really nice. It is nice to walk around in the area but it is not really big so dont count on spending more than maybe 1-2 hours here. As a tourist you pay double the entrancefee compared to... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

to get here we got the BTS to bearing then a taxi here before heading to ancient siam. you MUST visit here the place is amazing,some of the pieces on show are incredible.the building itself is fantastic,you get a free headset so you can listen to recordings as to why the elephant has 3 heads etc,walk up the grand staircase... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

i love the design and architecture. No regret to visit this place. For people with shorts/mini skirts, please wear a sarong before you visit this place. The meseum does provide Sarong. Besides, please do not use flash while you are taking photos.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is possibly one of the more holy shrines in downtown Bangkok. It's sacred so don't do anything to offend (people have been killed by the mob when they desecrate the shrine). That said...it is definitely one of the more tourist places to go to. It's free to get in. But to make offerings, you'll need to buy the necessary... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Was reluctant to visit this place at first, but was wowed by the architecture both inside out. I was surprised seeing the 3-headed elephant art display so HUGE and we were able to go into it and explore. The interior was beautifully made and designed which tells us about Thailand's heritage and culture. A place not to be missed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you like giant statues, cathedrals and surrealist art, its worth making your way down to the Erawan Museum for an hour or two. If Salvador Dali had visited Thailand, this is the type of thing he would have created!

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Manama, Bahrain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I recently paid our third visit to what the Thais call Chang Sang Sian. The fee for visiting is steep: 400 baht for foreigners and 200 baht for Thais. For us, however, the site is attractive for at least three reasons. First, there is the building itself which is fun to explore. We especially like the subdued... More

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