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.