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the Royal Thai Elephant Museum, Bangkok

  • A national symbol and a deeply revered animal in Thailand remain to be the elephant. Tradition dictates that a white elephant should belong to the monarch and becomes their exclusive property. Considered a symbol of prestige and wealth, the white elephant is an albino of the Siamese elephant. the grounds of the Dusit Palace. Formally the building was used as the stables of the royal elephants, but today has been converted in to a museum, which is made up of two buildings.

    The first building will give visitors insight in to the history of royal elephants and how the animals are classified. Several artifacts, photographs and figurines can also be found in the first building. The second building has a display model of a white elephant in full royal regalia along with other artifacts. Another highlight of the museum remains to be the fine display of elephant tusks, the longest is said to be 290 cm in length and once belonged to the auspicious white elephants.

    Location:  Dusit Palace Park, Th Ratchawithi

    Approximate Price: Adult- 100 baht , Child 20 baht with free Grand Palace ticket.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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the Royal Thai Elephant Museum

A national symbol and a deeply revered animal in Thailand remain to be the elephant. Tradition dictates that a white elephant should belong to the monarch and becomes their exclusive property. Considered a symbol of prestige and wealth, the white elephant is an albino of the Siamese elephant. the grounds of the Dusit Palace. Formally the building was used as the stables of the royal elephants, but today has been converted in to a museum, which is made up of two buildings.

The first building will give visitors insight in to the history of royal elephants and how the animals are classified. Several artifacts, photographs and figurines can also be found in the first building. The second building has a display model of a white elephant in full royal regalia along with other artifacts. Another highlight of the museum remains to be the fine display of elephant tusks, the longest is said to be 290 cm in length and once belonged to the auspicious white elephants.

Location:  Dusit Palace Park, Th Ratchawithi

Approximate Price: Adult- 100 baht , Child 20 baht with free Grand Palace ticket.

Timings: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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