Erawan Museum and a 3 headed Elephant
Samut Prakan, Thailand
- Opening Hours: Everyday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan
- How to get there: From the BTS Skytrain On Nut Station, take a taxi to the museum (should cost around 80 - 90 baht each way).
A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see when visiting Samut Prakan's Erawan Museum. It's a splendid, towering beast: 250 tons in weight, 29 metres high, 39 metres long, and cast in a pure green-hued copper. From conception to completion it took almost ten years to construct. With a proud, war-like demeanor and trunks the size of ancient Banyan Trees, this is an epic image of Hindu mythology's Airavata (otherwise known as Erawan) you'll never forget.