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The Erawan Museum

The Erawan Museum

PLACE: The Erawan Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ช้างเอราวัณ)
LOCATION: Samrong Nua sub-district in Amphoe Mueang district
GPS Coordinates: 13.629111, 100.589228
OPENING HOURS: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
ADMISSION: 300 baht for adults. Thai price is 150 Baht.

As you drive into Samut Prakan Province from Bangkok, you can’t help but notice the giant three-headed elephant alongside Sukhumvit Road. This is the Erawan Museum contained within the world’s largest elephant. The height is about 50 metres or 15 storeys high. The five storey museum inside the elephant contains antiquities. The Erawan Museum is owned by the same company as Ancient Siam. You can join tours that go every half an hour. This starts in the base of the pedestal which is a kind of museum of antiquities. Then you go up inside right up to the belly of the elephant. Make sure that you check out the small window that gives you fine views of the surrounding area.

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