BY The Bear Travelers

The Sanctuary of Truth: Uncover the Mystery in Pattaya

Pattaya is a diverse holiday destination with more exciting things to see and do than you can believe. From water parks, beaches, and national parks, to zoos, temples, aquariums, and theme parks, Pattaya has it all

One of the scenes most synonymous with Pattaya is the beautiful Sanctuary of Truth Temple. The site is located near Naklua, which is bound to make a stunning first impression. Pattaya’s Sanctuary of Truth is one of the area’s most intriguing tourist attractions. Although it is a temple in form, it is very different from the normal wats that visitors can find around Thailand’s cities and towns. Indeed, the Sanctuary of Truth is unlike just about anything else found in this world. 

Prepare to be amazed as we take you on an awe-inspiring journey to the Sanctuary of Truth.

 

Stunning Pattaya Temple

The building is carved from wood and features various cultures' art and design techniques. There is a lot of Thai-style work, but visitors will also notice strong influences of Khmer and Chinese architecture. Depictions of Hindu pieces like those found in India can also be seen throughout the complex. 

Visitors will immediately notice that the Sanctuary of Truth is not yet finished; much like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, this massive and ambitious project necessarily takes many years to complete or centuries in Gaudi’s case! Although the project began in 1981, it is not estimated to be completed until 2025 at the earliest.

However, even this date may be delayed as the tropical environment takes a toll on the wooden structures, requiring parts that are already finished to be replaced even before the other parts have been built. This frustrating cycle makes construction relatively slow and challenging, but progress is being made. 

But if you look back in history, all the world’s most remarkable structures will still be here in centuries to come, taking time, skill, and emotion to create. 

 

The Bear Travel  Did You Know?

Sanctuary of Truth construction began in 1981 and is expected to finish in 2025. The whole temple is entirely made from hand-carved wood.

 

Pattaya Sea-View Temples

The temple is right on the water, and the grounds alone are beautiful. Of course, the temple is awe-inspiring and will genuinely give guests a memorable experience. Visitors can also take a tour to see the artisans at work and understand better how this incredible place has been built. 

Those who buy tickets online will find adult tickets for 500 Thai Baht and children for 250 Thai Baht, while walk-ups will pay a slight premium. Make sure you take along your camera as some of the views are amazing. However, suppose you wait until sunset time. In that case, you will encounter breathtaking silhouettes of the temple against the coastline backdrop, some of the most recognizable photos you see of Pattaya.

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia!

The indoor space at the Sanctuary of Truth is 2,115 sq meters, and the highest point reaches 105 meters.

 

How To Visit the Sanctuary of Truth?

If you are holidaying in the heart of Pattaya, the Sanctuary of Truth is very easy to find. The temple is located in Naklua, which is to the north of the city beyond Pattaya Nua Road. If you are in the center of Pattaya, head along Pattaya Beach road until the Dolphin Roundabout. Go straight after the roundabout and drive 2 km down to the bottom of the hill towards Naklua. You will see the Sanctuary of Truth signposted on the hill down towards Naklua, so just follow the signs. 

If you do not have your transport, you can catch a taxi to the temple, which will cost approximately 200 Thai Baht and take just 5-minutes. Whether you are a culture vulture or want to see something unique, a trip to the Sanctuary of Truth, located in Naklua, just north of Pattaya, close to Wongamat Beach, is essential. 

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

Sanctuary of Truth is a Thai cultural masterpiece and will stun its visitors with its magnificence. Beautiful carvings of all elements of nature and the Thai culture are so beautiful you wouldn't be able to take your eyes off them.

 

 

 

Map & More Information

 

 

The Sanctuary of Truth is one of Pattaya's most well-known hand-carved wooden architecture masterpieces. It covers an area of two rais and rises to 105 meters in height. Constructed to preserve the past, the structure is entirely made of wood depicting elements of nature and Thai Buddhist culture.

 

The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya

 

Fees

500 Thai Baht for Adults  |  250 Thai Baht for Children

Business Hours

08.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday

Business Address

206/2 Moo 5, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

Contact Number

+66 (0) 38 110 656  |  +66 (0) 38 367 229  |  +66 (0) 38 367 815  

Email Address

sanctuaryoftruthpattay@gmail.com

Official Website

http://sanctuaryoftruthmuseum.com/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryoftruthmuseum/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/thesanctuaryoftruth/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/PattayaFirst/

YouTube Channel

The Sanctuary of Truth Museum Official

GPS

12.9727407, 100.8716771

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