Our son, who had been teaching English in Thailand for several months, had heard about this museum and wanted to see it. So we joined him. Took a taxi from our hotel and at Bangkok taxi rates was not too expensive. You can take the sky train to the end of the line and then a bus or taxi from there.
According to the English brochure, one of the museum's objectives is "to introduce to the world Asian traditions and cultures which also are used to instruct those who have been lost in scientific prosper which causes them to be materialism and worldly-minded."
The museum is housed in a huge, 3-headed elephant on a pedestal. You go in at the bottom of the pedestal and see a small but interesting display of ceramics, porcelain, tea sets. Signs are in both Thai and English. A lot of explanatory and historical text is included.
The domed upper level of the pedestal is beautiful. Topped by a stained glass window, it has beautifully ornate stairs leading up within the dome.
Don't miss the stairs (and a lift) leading to the top level of the elephant itself, which contains a Buddha and shrine.
Photos are allowed almost everywhere except in the lowest level.
The gardens around the museum are also worth a look and provide for some great photo opportunities.
Food is available at reasonable price.
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