The three-headed bronze elephant that stands at the top of the building
Topped by a monumental three-headed bronze elephant (a Hindu mythological creature), this museum is a dream come to life of eccentric business tycoon Lek Viriyapant. It has become one of Thailand’s most iconic museums, and presents a large collection of priceless Buddha images and ancient religious artifacts.
The oldest pieces are shown on the ground floor, while upstairs is a beautiful stained-glass ceiling and the collection of ancient Buddhas.
Visitors can enter the body of the elephant, by climbing a double staircase or taking an elevator that goes up one of the hind legs. The gardens outside, with their variety of fountains and ponds, provide a tranquil break from sightseeing.
How to get to the Erawan Museum
The Erawan Museum is located to the south of Bangkok, and can be reached by the BTS Skytrain. The nearest station is Chang Erawan, but you still need to walk down the road for about 10 to 15 minutes from there. Alternatively, take a taxi.
Opening times: 9am-7pm
Tickets: Buy Erawan Museum Tickets