Erawan Museum - Samut Prakan, Thailand


Erawan Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ช้างเอราวัณ) is located on Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan where is very close to Bangkok. This museum is famous. People also known as giant three-headed elephant statue and mostly Thai people come here to pray and believe that their wishes will become true. You can come here to pray without enter to the museum. I will mention later. 




Access

Public transpontation: BTS to Bearing Station. Take taxi to Erawan Museum (60-70 Baht from BTS Station).

Own Car: Sukhumvit Road, drive follow BTS line. From Bearing Station, go straight about 5 km. The museum is on the left side. Parking is near museum (under the bridge). Free tram from parking lot to the museum.



Opening Hours: 08:00 a.m. -08:00 p.m. Last admission is 07:00 p.m.

Admission Fee (Museum): 

Foreigners

09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.                     05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Adult:       400 Baht/person                Adult:       200 Baht/person
Child:       200 Baht/person                Child:      100 Baht/person

Thais

09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.                      05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Adult:        200 Baht/person               Adult:       100 Baht/person
Child:       100 Baht/person                Child:         50 Baht/person

*This price includes audio guide (English, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Russia),  Flower , a small square of gold leaf and incense sticks for praying.

Can purchase ticket online and sometimes promotion is available, please check at the website.



The tram will take you to the entrance gate of the museum. If you don't buy online ticket, can purchase at the counter before entering the museum too. Once I arrived here, I went to pray first. If you to pray only and not enter to the museum, please enter at another gate.
Went to Flowers & Incense counter to pick up only one set. If you purchase museum ticket, it's free but if not, can purchase here.


Just pick only flowers and incense first and pray at prayers area.
After that, went back to pick up the lotus to float at the water.


There were many people around the entrance gate because people take photo at this spot.
The architecture of building is beautiful. The pink color looks attractive. Before enter to the museum, must take off your shoes. 


I took this photo from the top because many people at downstairs.
Erawan Museum is divided into 3 zones which are 
1.       Suvarnabhumi (Basement)
2.       Earth (Dome Building)
3.       Cosmos (Elephant Statue)

The first zone that I entered is The Earth. 

Stained Glass Painting is on ceiling. The design and drawing are beautiful. 
When walk until upstairs, continue spiral staircase but if you come with your parents, can take the elevator at this floor. This zone (blue wall) is cosmos zone. 



After that, I went downstairs and went to Suvarnabhum zone where is on basement floor. This zone collects the old treasures. Photo taking is prohibited.

Apart from the museum, the garden is interesting. It's peaceful and feel relaxing. There are restaurants, coffee & tea shop, souvenir shops. 



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