About Royal Elephant National Museum
Thailand is known as the “Land of Elephants”, and the white elephants, with legs as thick as pillars and bodies like walls, are considered to be a symbol of good fortune for the Thai people, and they live in the royal palace and are treated as sacred animals.
Located in Bangkok, the Royal Elephant National Museum, once home to Thailand’s royal elephants, was established in 1988 to showcase the importance of elephants in Thai society. The museum consists of two buildings, the first of which displays elephant-related items such as photographs of elephants that were awarded the title of “Royal Elephant” by the King at different times, hair and tusks of the royal elephants, and sculptures of Thai elephant trainers. The second building exhibits models of royal elephants and scenes of celebrations. The museum is open daily from 9:00 to 16:00, so visitors who are interested can visit on time.
How to get there
16 U Thong Nai Aly, Dusit, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300