The Erawan Museum

Enter the spiritual realm of the Erawan Universe


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The Erawan Museum is well known for its giant three-headed elephant art sculpture as exterior. This is the first and biggest hand-carved sculpture in the world. It is considered an important tourist attraction as well as a holy shrine for many believers.

Erawan Museum started construction 1994 and was opened to public since 2013. The building including the elephant sculpture is 43.6 meters in heights (equivalent of 14 stories building). The width of the elephant is 12 meters and length is 39 meters. The weight of the elephant's body is 150 tons, and the elephant's head weights 100 tons. The outer layer of the elephant is lined with copper, the copper sheet 1.2 milimeters thick in various sizes from 4x8 feet until the smallest size that is a size of the palm. Every single copper sheets totaling in the hundred of thousands sheets were slowly plated on with care and professionalism.

Erawan has the meaning of water, clouds, and rainbow. It is the sacred name of a white elephant with 33 heads. The traditional tale has it that Erawan is the vehicle of Indra, a Hindu highest god. Erawan can travel freely in the realm of the Earth and Heaven. Erawan went with Indra to take care of human and their well-being. Indra's enemy is the god of thunder, who creates draught in the realm of the Earth, so Erawan uses its trunk to deliver water from heaven to Earth. Therefore, Erawan represents the abundance and the goodness of Indra, and is usually represent as a 3-headed instead of 33 heads that it has in the legend for aesthetic purposes in art forms.
Tickets for guests

- Adult 400 Baht / Child 200 Baht
17:00 to 19:00
- Adult 200 Baht / Child 100 Baht

Audio Guide in Thai, English, Chinese, Korean, Russian
available for visitors of the museum's exhibition.

Guided Tour Monday - Saturday
Round 1 at 09.00 - 10.00
Round 2 at 10.00 - 11.00
Round 3 at 11.00 - 12.00
Round 4 at 12.00 - 13.30
Round 5 at 13.30 - 14.30
Round 6 at 14.30 - 15.30
Round 7 at 15.30 - 16.30
Round 8 at 16.30 - 17.30

Visitors can access the museum at 18.00 - 19.00
There are guides available in the designated areas in the building.

Please visit the museum at the time of your convenience on
Sundays and Public Holidays.

Free parking

Travel Tips
Bus number 25,142, 365
Air-conditioned bus number 102, 507, 511, 536

Special rates for students or group visit from schools.

Contact for more information at
Tel 02-371-3135-6
Fax 02-380-0304

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Erawan Museum
99/9 Moo 1, Sukhumvit Road, Bang Meung Mai, Amphoe Meung, Samut Prakan 10270
Tel: 02-371-3135-6