About Sanctuary of Truth

This is the brainchild of Thai millionaire businessman, Lek Viriyaphant. This one-of-a-kind teak structure is a truly awe-inspiring sanctuary to a philosophical truth, which tells of the importance of religion, philosophy, and art. They showcase how these have played out in human development and the consequences of neglecting morality and spiritual contentment in the pursuit of materialism. It is a beautiful and humbling demonstration of human endeavor and skill, particularly when you realize that none of the wood being used, has been treated or chemically protected, and constructed without using any metal nails. This means that, as one section is completed, another has succumbed to tropical conditions and must be replaced, which is in accordance with the Buddhist beliefs that nothing in life is permanent. Billed as "the magnificence of heaven recreated on Earth", this massive monument, built entirely of wood, is a study in Thai architectural styles. This structure was built exclusively to pay homage to ancient religions and philosophies. The cycle of life, Utopia, and humanity's relationship to the universe are some of the themes reflected in the artwork here. This magnificent artwork fills every available space and is intricately decorated with wooden carvings.

Must See

  • Traditional Thai dancing
  •  Elephant rides
  •  ATV rides
  •  Rifle shooting range

How to reach

Walking: You can reach there in 1 hour and 15 minutes. It's about 8.2 km from Pattaya city center.

Car:  You can reach there in 31 minutes. It's about 9.7 km via a pass by Green hotel south of Pattaya route.

Bike: You can reach there within 26 minutes via a pass by Apple Thai food restaurant.

Tips

  • Dress respectfully and cover knees and shoulders as it is a religious building.
  • There are guided tours every 30 minutes and the guided tour is included in the cost of the ticket price. However, you are not compelled to join unless you want to.
  •  A display of traditional Thai dancing takes place daily at 11:30 and 15:30 on a covered stage in front of the main building.
  • A must-see for art lovers.
  • It is expensive-500 Baht.
  • The whole structure is made of wood with excellent carvings.

Visit Time

Sunday:       8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday:       8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:      8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday:         8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

10 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

500 Baht per person

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Few Clouds 28.44°C

 

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