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Ancient City and Erawan Museum Tickets highlights

  • Book Ancient City and the Erawan Museum Tickets and explore Thailand's beautiful architecture and amazing cultural heritage.

  • Stroll through the world's largest outdoor museum, The Ancient City, and marvel at over 116 scaled-down replicas of ancient ruins, monuments, buildings and structures.

  • Look out for the biggest hand-carved sculptures in the world, the giant three-headed elephant at the Erawan Museum.

  • Explore the Erawan Museum and look at various collections owned by museum owner Khun Lek Viriyapant, enabling a deep-dive into local heritage, customs, and craftsmanship.

Operating Hours
Erawan Museum
Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM


The Ancient City
296/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Tambon Bang Pu Mai, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand

Ancient City and Erawan Museum Tickets cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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About Ancient City and Erawan Museum, Bangkok:

The Ancient City and Erawan Museum tickets provide access to two famous Bangkok locations renowned for the preservation and accurate representation of traditions & history of Thailand. The Ancient City, the world's largest outdoor museum, features around 116 replicas of  ancient ruins, monuments and buildings which tell the tale of the history of Thailand. The Erawan Museum is a renowned Thai museum, distinguished by its famous three-headed elephant structure, offering insights into eastern iconography, traditions, lineage, artisanship, and rare antiques. These attractions hold an opportunity to explore Thai culture thus, becoming the must visit spots.

About Ancient City And Erawan Museum Tickets, Bangkok:

  • Learn about the rich Thai culture and history with the Ancient City and Erawan Museum tickets, as you walk through the halls of these must-visit museums.
  • Make your way to the Ancient City, and get to witness the world's largest outdoor museum.
  • Admire the replicas of over 116 sacred monuments, ancient ruins and buildings of Thailand.
  • Walk through the Ancient City and witness the temples, palaces, and shrines, which is a blessed experience.
  • Arrive at the Erawan Museum and get a sight of a giant three-headed elephant art sculpture as it is the first and biggest hand-carved sculpture in the world.
  • Stroll through the halls of Erawan Museum and marvel at its awe-inspiring architecture and thought-provoking exhibits.
  • Gain knowledge about Thai history and culture from the exhibits featuring artefacts from different empires and kingdoms that existed during the course of Thailand’s long and illustrious history.
  • Snap memorable pictures through various highlights and viewpoints of these places.

How to Reach:

By Car: The Ancient City is about 41.5 km away from the city centre. You can reach the attraction in 1 hr 15 min via route 3.


Ancient City and Erawan Museum Tickets faqs

What is Ancient City in Bangkok?

Ancient City in Bangkok is the world’s largest private outdoor museum. The shape of the recreational park resembles that of Thailand. It presents the same or reduced scale representations of 116 notable buildings, monuments, and other architectural splendors of the country.

The entire history of Thailand, from the ancient times to the present era, and the cultural heritage of the different empires like Lanna, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Rattanakosin is skillfully preserved here.

What is unique about the Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

The most striking feature of Ancient City is that it presents the whole of Thailand to visitors in one place. The unique aspect of the Erawan Museum is the gigantic three-headed copper elephant Erawan that houses a splendid museum inside. The museum features the most striking private art collection in Thailand.

What is the best time to visit the Ancient city and Erawan Museum?

The best time to visit Ancient City is in the afternoon. This time of the day usually has bright daylight, and you will be able to observe all the attractions minutely. To avoid queues, it is advisable to reach the destination a little ahead of time. You can take a golf cart and scout the Ancient City thoroughly. After that, proceed to the Erawan Museum and be enthralled by the local partisanship. There are fewer tourists in the museum in the late afternoons and evenings, and you can view all the exhibits without having to endure the crowd.

The best time to visit Bangkok, in general, is between December and February when the weather remains clement for sightseeing comfortably. Book Ancient City and Erawan Museum tickets to visit both these tourist attractions on a single day.

What is the three-headed elephant in the Erawan Museum?

The Three-Headed Elephant in the Erawan Museum is a religious icon. The Airavata of Hinduism is known as the Erawan in Thailand. It is a mythical animal that is a visual representation of the Theravada Buddhism cosmology, the underworld, the earth, and the heavens.

The copper sculpture is as tall as a 17 stories building. The weight of the head is more than a hundred tons. The inside of the elephant comprises a three-story museum. The lowermost floor represents the underwater world, the middle story stands for the human realm, and the top-level represents heaven.

Priceless antiquities are displayed in the museum. Exquisite art depicting the solar system decorates the top floor. The architectural splendor of the building is breathtaking.

How far is the Erawan Museum from Bangkok?

Erawan Museum is around 26.2 km away from Bangkok.

How long does it take to explore Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

The Ancient City occupies over 200 acres, and even a whole day might fall short to explore all the wonders the place has to offer. Visitors can hire cycles or golf carts and explore the main attractions. It will take around 3 hours to cover the significant highpoints of this place.

It takes around 24 minutes to reach the Erawan Museum from Ancient City. Around an hour is sufficient to appreciate the artwork on display.

In total, exploring the Ancient City and Erawan Museum will take around 5 hours.

What is there to do at Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

  1. Cycle around the Ancient City – Hire a bike and an audio guide and explore this fantastic place to get a glimpse of Thai culture and history. Ancient City and Erawan Museum Cost price of tickets include bike rides.
  2. Experience the Floating Markets of Bangkok – You can appreciate the atmosphere of an authentic Thai floating market and ride wooden boats in the Ancient City.
  3. Take a trip to Cambodia – Visit the replica of the Khmer temple of Cambodia, an ancient 11th-century shrine.
  4. Offer prayers to the Divinity – The museum is a sacred sanctum. You will receive a lotus flower when you arrive, which you will have to float on the water to pay homage to Erawan.
  5. Photography – The Golden pavilions on a pond at Ancient City, dotted with beautiful statues and colored a lovely hue of green and gold, the Sumeru Mountain depicting a mythical giant Anondha fish surrounding an island, the splendid architecture and interior designs of the Erawan Museum present beautiful photo-ops. The Winding serpent-like staircases, the colorful stained-glass dome over the “Earth” portion of the museum, the stunning Asian antiquities on display, you will want to capture all in the frames of your camera.
  6. Walk in the gardens around the museum – The gardens are tastefully decorated with statues, tropical plants, and fountains. The principal attraction is the ring of elephant statues that are activated by hidden motion sensors and a trumpet when you approach.
  7. Collect souvenirs – Gift shops outside the museum offer mementos that you can buy as gifts or commemorate your visit to this unique location.

What are the rules of visiting the Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

- You will need to remove your shoes before entering the Erawan Museum and any temples in the Ancient City.

- Sleeveless garments are not allowed, and knees need to be covered.

- You cannot bring your pets.

- You need to keep the areas clean and not damage any of the attractions on the premises.

- You are not allowed to carry food items and beverages inside the Erawan Museum.

What are the things to carry while visiting the Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

The items that you must carry while you visit Ancient City and Erawan Museum in Bangkok include:

  1. Camera – These are perfect Instagram-worthy places, and be sure to click as many pictures as you can to capture the extraordinary craftsmanship on display in these locations.
  2. However, photography is forbidden for some of the Buddha statues displayed in the Erawan Museum to protect those priceless works of art from discoloration.
  3. Sunglasses and umbrella or sun hats – Ancient City is an open-air museum in Bangkok where the climate is tropical and the days are quite sunny. To protect your eyes from the glare, be sure to carry sunglasses. Umbrellas or sunhats will also come in handy.
  4. Tickets – You will need to present the tickets for Ancient City and Erawan Museum at the entry points.
  5. ID Proofs – The person on whose name the tickets are issued will need to show their ID proofs while entering the Ancient City and the Erawan Museum.
  6. Water – You will need to stay hydrated on your excursion to Ancient City.

What restaurants are near Ancient City and Erawan Museum?

Some of the best restaurants in the area include:

  1. Sompong Seafood Restaurant – It is a famous seafood eatery at Mueang Samut Prakan
  2. Again Garden Room - Located in the Mueang Samut Prakan District, it is a popular Asian fusion food restaurant.