The Sanctuary Of Truth, Pattaya

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Must see · Architectural Building · Landmark
Visit The Sanctuary Of Truth, an atmospheric, intricately carved Buddhist temple. Started in 1981 and still under construction, the wooden place of worship features ornate images, reliefs, and statues. With an intensive attention to detail and a sensitive balancing of contemporary aesthetics and traditional architecture, there's plenty to appreciate about this work in progress--so don't let its completion date of 2050 put you off. Arrange to visit The Sanctuary Of Truth and other attractions in Pattaya using our Pattaya route builder tool.
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  • It is rare for me to be overwhelmed with emotion when entering a museum.. A monument or just seeing a painting. Today I witnessed something remarkable.. The detail of artisanship and craft that has.....  more »
  • This is quite a special structure. The wood carvings that adorn the building are hand carved and every joint is secured by dowels and pegs; not a nail in the place. The artisans are working...  more »
  • Sanctuary of Truth Sightseeing can be so full of hyped expectations. Sometimes we see so many exaggerated advertisements that the reality can be mediocre or even disappointment. Sometimes however...  more »
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  • And amazingly large structure. It is truly a unique and one-of-a-kind place that you can easily spend 2 hours at. Especially if you appreciate the craftsmanship involved in its construction. the staff are friendly and very helpful and are happy to accommodate taking photos of you. The temple is in a constant state of construction, with upwards of 40 Craftsmen chiseling away at the walls and pillars. Hard hats in the work area are provided. The temple grounds has restaurants and attractions for children, elephant rides, a petting zoo, and more. A nice place to visit in the early morning or afternoon, but be sure to dress appropriately.
  • The most picturesque place that you should visit once in your lifetime. A must visit place and the only one all wood sculpture building in the whole world.It's a massive temple carved out of wood.This building is incredible. It is all hand-carved wood, perpetually being finished and refinished. The detail in literally every step is exquisite, fabulous. And the oceanside setting is gorgeous. Well worth the visit and admission price. Very good place built for a very good cause. The founder was a business man who had a vision for world peace, so he funded this all wooden structure which has 5 halls each with unique theme and story behind the carvings.
  • This place is such a beautiful one. The view here is so amazing... This place is built completely with wood and the sculptures that are done here is so precise and everything is so perfect. If people are interested in visiting historic places this is definitely an must visit one. Apart from just sight seeing they also offer traditional shows (at particular time) at this location it depends upon the time u visit this place. The scenic view here and this place is absolutely awesome.
  • Why do you have to visit sanctuary of truth once in your life time? To give you additional knowledge about arts and philosophy of goodness, the Sanctuary of Truth Museum, the world’s largest and most beautiful woodcarving structure, features contemporary architecture, created in the reign of King Rama IX. The beauty and value of the arts at the Sanctuary of Truth Museum will give you a unique feeling of amazement. You will learn how the grand castle were built by ancient wood-joining techniques you cannot see elsewhere in the world. Tongue and groove (wedge) techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, etc, which are all traditional Thai intellectual properties. It will be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a part in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage...
  • It is amazing . The beautiful ornate wood house. Some people say it is temple but Guide told that it is not temple , it's a place that shows morality and depicts story of how right moral help to get happiness. How family is important and how our good deeds helps us to grow and be happy. The building construction started at year 1981, presently few parts are still under construction and it might take another 50 yrs to complete. The ticket cost is 500 baht per person . You can also see their dance shows at particular time . they don't allow short dresses please follow their dress code .

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