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Demonstrating the mixture of modern civilization and traditional cultures and practices of Thailand is the Erawan Museum in Bangkok. Situated in the Samut Prakan Province, you can easily identify the museum from its giant three-headed elephant structure standing stoutly atop the building. The First Floor of the Museum is a representation of the Hindu mythology’s concept of the underworld. The Second Floor showcases the concept of Earth, or the present life. The Third Floor depicts the concept of Tavatimsa Heaven and is situated inside the belly of the Elephant. Known for the antiques based on varied Thai mythologies, Erawan Museum is sure to leave everyone spellbound, the history and architecture lovers more so.
With a unique architecture accompanied by eye-catching interiors, the Erawan Museum continues to attract tourists and visitors from all over the globe, proudly showcasing its collection of artefacts as a tribute to several mythologies such as Thai, Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist mythologies. From the spiralling staircases exhibiting works of hand-beaten Copper to the artistic iconography on the walls of Mount Meru, or the dome–shaped portion of the museum, the mesmerizing beauty and architecture of the place are assured to hypnotize you during your visit to the Erawan Museum.