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Erawan Museum

99/9 หมู่ที่ 1 Tambon Bang Muang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
| +66 2 371 3135
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Sanctuary at the Erawan Museum Bang Muang Mai  Thailand

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Sun - Sat 9am - 7pm

Sanctuary at the Erawan Museum

I arrive at the Erawan Museum, a massive, three-headed elephant of a building. Wow. WOW! I can’t imagine why the guidebooks don’t promote it more.

The tour begins at the base supporting the elephant, a windowless round room displaying national artifacts like vases and furniture.

We move on to an intricately carved staircase in the form of a serpent which leads to to an atrium with the most gorgeous stained glass ceiling I’ve ever seen.

I break away from the herd, and darting up a narrow, twisting stairway I alight in a magnificent other-worldly shrine.

Awed, I sit cross-legged on the glossy floor, lean back, and gaze at the undulating mural stretching across the curved ceiling, transfixed, feeling very much like I’m lying on the bottom of the ocean and looking up. Such peacefulness.

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