Fabulous Buildings series - Erawan Museum
Bangkok, Thailand...one of the most spectacular buildings in Bangkok. It is a privately owned museum built inside the 47 metre high copper sculpture of the mythical Three-headed Elephant. The basement of the pedestal contains a private collection of ancient ceramics of inestimable value. The next level in the pedestal is a spectacular auditorium featuring two staircases and four pewter-clad pillars that rise almost to the gorgeous, illuminated,false stained-glass ceiling which is an ancient Map of the World. Finally, a spiral staircase, inside one back leg of the elephant takes you to the chest cavity and heads of the sculpture in which has been constructed a most elaborate merit-making auditorium.