Bang Mueang Mai
10270 Bangkok, Thailand
You can't miss this place when you drive by it in Samut Prakan, just east of Bangkok and almost on the way to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Watch for the giant three-story, three-headed elephant. It is not just a statue; you can actually go inside and witness what resembles an ornate temple. Be sure to go all the way up to the top to get a view of the central Buddha shrine with its blue toned lights and visitors coming to take photos and make offerings and prayers. The grounds of the museum are also lovely, with reflecting ponds and shaded grottoes with benches. The museum itself represents the collection of ancient religious objects from the museum's creator and owner, Khun Lek Viriyapant. While you are out here, combine this with a visit to Ancient City
or the Bang Poo Nature Center
Admission is 150 baht for adults and the museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buses 25, 42, 102, 365, 507, 511, 536 pass by here. There is also parking on site.