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Erawan Museum Bangkok


Erawan Museum Bangkok


  • Erawan is the Thai name of the Hindu mythological elephant, '' Airavata ''. As explained elsewhere in thailandsworld.com Hinduism was brought to Southeast Asia 1,500 years ago and was the controlling belief system by the Khmers and later the Siamese Kingdoms.
  • Many Hindu myths are prevalent in art and architecture in ancient and modern Thailand. Erawan Museum is a five storey building shaped like a three headed elephant in which is a museum of ancient objects of cultural and religious significance.
  • The building is constructed as a symbol, just as the temple Phrangs are a symbol of Mount Meru. The former kingdom of Laos used the symbol head of Erawan on its flag, statues of Erawan can be seen in Bangkok, such as the Erawan Shrine and the name is also adapted for Erawan National Park in Kanchaburi Province, Erawan District in Loei Province, the Erawan Cave in Loei Province, etc.