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Erawan Museum

99/9 Moo 1 Bangmuangmai | Samut Prakan, Bangkok 10270, Thailand
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Ranked #20 of 234 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Museums
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Holbrook, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I did a tour of the Ancient City with a stop here first. It's worth a visit but the museum is very disappointing. The elephant temple is quite impressive however. Going inside you realize how huge it is. The same family that is constructing the Ancient City in Samut Prakan and the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya is responsible for... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This well maintained place is a treat to watch very artistic amidst green surrounding ,can spend two hours easily

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Having gone to the end of the metro line to Bearing and then a 30 minute taxi drive I was hoping the effort was worth it. I was not disappointed, the temple site is small, but the elephant statue is most impressive in size and quite a feat of engineering. The small gardens were beautiful and the restaurant simple but... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The gardens are beautiful, the elephant statue an incredible piece of engineering but inside is so delicately and unusually decorated it was fascinating. Calling it a museum is a bit misleading - more a work of art. Chill out beside a pond, lunch in the inexpensive cafe or take millions of photos . I did all 3! We got a... More

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Erawan was the first "temple" museum that I visited. I especially liked the grounds. I enjoyed the leisurely pace of my walking tour and liked watching people engaging in prayer and ritual. The Big Elephant is certainly unique.

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Regina, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a highlight,partly because it was so unexpected. As others have said take the Skytrain to the end of the line and then take a taxi so it is easy to get to. The elephant itself is impressive. The museum in the basement is small and unless history and pottery are your thing you'llbe disappointed with that part. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

So I wanted to do something not too far from Bangkok and this was perfect. It doesn't take much time to get there and the visit itself is nice and quick. It was fun walking up the stairs to the inside of the elephant where you will find a beautiful room, the painting on the ceiling looks like a contemporary... More

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Ottawa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The complex is indeed peaceful and charming. The temperature made it a bit unbearable for me, but we all enjoyed putting our lotus flower in the water and sitting down in the gardens. The museum itself was somewhat disappointing, and the audio-guide was lacking for me. The top floor is a very good place to sit and enjoy the frescoes... More

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Wrocław
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It is spectacular & beautiful museum. It is impressive how pottery art developed in Thailand - it is so different from European experiences. If you do not have any written guide - rent an audio guide - it is really worth that.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous museum charmed with tranquility! Not many tourists go there as it's not a main stream sightseeing spot. But it's well worth the visit! Take BTS to Bearing, then a taxi will get you there for around 80baht. (show taxi driver the 3 headed elephant picture, he will know where you wanna go). If you have the whole day... More

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