A visit to the Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum is a museum in Bangkok on the east side of the river in the Samut Prakan Province. It is well known for its giant three-headed elephant art display. The three storeys inside the elephant contain antiquities and priceless collections of ancient religious objects belonging to Khun Lek Viriyapant who is the museum owner.

The museum houses a wide range of architectural symbols combined with fine arts and craftsmanship, structural layout and natural environment that integrate harmoniously, the Erawan Museum creates a kind of atmosphere that induces visitors to perceive and appreciate the continuity of history, cultures, religions, arts and customs of faith from past. The museum is built from the inspiration of Khun Lek Viriyaphant, creator of the Ancient Siam and Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya City, Chonburi to provide a storage place for artifacts and heritage conservation areas and to continue to preserve traced artwork.

Aside from the new and somewhat confusing policy of video and photo-taking, I found the place to be very well cared for and the grounds were kept in pristine condition. Some might argue the 400 baht entry fee as being on the expensive side, but the care and attention to the grounds seem to suggest that the price of admission is to maintain the grounds and not line the pockets of the Thai elite.

The Erawan Museum
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