So…when you have been to Bangkok multiple times, and you’ve already seen most of the famous sights, you start looking for off the beaten track sights to see.
We had been to the penis shrine (otherwise known as the Chao Mae Tuptim shrine) in 2015. So, we needed something new this time.
Enter the Erawan museum.
The Erawan Museum is on the very south side of Bangkok. I’m not going to guess as to whether it is actually in a suburb or not, because Robert and I don’t really do suburbs, but it is pretty far south.
It is most well known for its three headed elephant (otherwise known as Erawan). And it is virtually impossible to get a photo of it from the museum grounds but this one isn’t too bad.
Inside the elephant is a variety of art work and religious artifacts.
And a really cool staircase and stained glass ceiling.
We actually liked the gardens the best.
But the best part of going to the Erawan museum is that we got there using public transportation. It was really quite easy — we took the sky train to the Samrong stop, then hopped a bus to the museum. Contrary to what Google maps says, the bus stop is right outside the entrance to the museum and the bus conductors will tell you when to get off the bus.
This certainly isn’t a “must do” for your first time in Bangkok, but it is well worth the trip on a repeat visit.