The Erawan Museum

The Erawan Museum is located in Samut Prakan Province, about 23 kilometers south Of Bangkok, Thailand. The museum was created by Mr Lek Viriyahbhun, who also initiated the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, Thailand. The Erawan Museum is set in a beautiful, lush tropical garden. We took the BTS Skytrain to Bearing and about a 3 kilometer ride by bus to reach the museum.

The Erawan Museum is famous for this enormous three headed elephant which is on top of a dome-like pedestal.

The inside of the pedestal is more like a temple than a museum. There are 3 floor levels and the 3rd level is located inside the belly of the elephant. As seen in all the photos, it is true craftsmanship at its best.

Religious relics are displayed throughout the museum.

The beautiful staircase leading up to the next floor level.

 

Stained glass forms part of the ceiling  of the pedestal.

The first and second floor contains a collections of art and ceramics which belong to the museum owner Mr Lek Viriyahbhun.

The top floor contains a buddhist shrine and buddha images depicting different eras.

There are quite a few elephant statues in the garden.

A few shrines are located within the garden.

Sculptures from Thai and Hindu mythologies can be seen in most sections of the garden.

Snacks and beverages can be bought by vendors and enjoyed under the beautiful tree setting.

In closing, I can say we had a great time at the museum. It is an extremely interesting place to visit.

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