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Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) Tours

Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)
Thailand’s answer to Barcelona’s La Sagrada Família cathedral, the Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) was begun in 1981 and is scheduled for completion around 2050. The wooden structure is a whopping 345 feet tall (105 meters tall), hand-carved by artisans using traditional techniques, and full of Hindu and Buddhist sculptures.

The Basics

Travelers usually visit the Sanctuary of Truth from Pattaya itself, though some travel from farther-flung locales such as Bangkok, and the complex is a common stop on Pattaya tours. Many opt to visit on a cultural tour that includes attractions such as Pattaya Floating Market, Big Buddha Temple, and Buddha Mountain.

An entire tourist ecosystem has sprung up around the Sanctuary of Truth. In addition to watching twice-daily cultural performances, you can feed elephants, ride horses, take horse-and-carriage rides, enjoy an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail, and eat at the on-site restaurant. It’s well worth joining one of the half-hourly Sanctuary of Truth tours to learn about the four different religious traditions reflected in the building.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sanctuary of Truth is a must for aficionados of religion, art, and architecture, as well as photographers.
  • Wear the provided hard hats to protect against ongoing restoration and building work.
  • This is a religious monument, so dress modestly, with arms and legs covered.
  • An elevator provides wheelchair access to parts of the sanctuary.

How to Get There
The Sanctuary of Truth is located surprisingly close to downtown Pattaya, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Walking Street. It’s off the main “baht bus” (covered-pickup-truck) routes, so many travelers opt to visit on an organized tour, perhaps one that takes in other nearby religious attractions.

When to Get There

The Sanctuary of Truth is open from morning until early evening seven days a week, but can get especially busy on weekends. It’s worth visiting for the cultural performances (usually Thai dance) in the late morning and midafternoon, though these also attract the big bus groups.

What Religion Is the Sanctuary of Truth?

The vision of maverick millionaire Lek Viriyaphant, the Sanctuary of Truth incorporates four separate religious traditions into its four wings: Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Khmer. Carvings tell stories from the Hindu and Buddhist lore of the different regions, demonstrating the close links between the two religions. Viriyaphant also created the Ancient City Museum near Bangkok.
Address: 206/2 Moo 5 Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
Admission: Varies
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Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya

Visit the one and only all-wood sculpture building in the whole world, and marvel at the intricate sculptures while finding out more about the message it was built to share!
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Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth (Ticket only)

Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth (Ticket only)

The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building.
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Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya (Activities) Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya (Activities) Admission Ticket

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The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building. You could also enjoy other optional add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth! - Enjoy Thailand's famous ornate wood temple and trace the origins of Thai wood carving - Be guided by an expert who will explain the cultural philosophy of the 105 meter tall building - Take parting in other recreational activities such as a river boat ride - You can opt for add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth
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Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya (Activities) Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya (Activities) Admission Ticket

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The ornate wooden temple of the Sanctuary of Truth is an architectural marvel created to display historic building techniques and represent philosophies of impermanence. Tour the temple to see and learn about Thai building techniques you won’t see anywhere else in the world, while also learning about the historic and religious importance of the intriguing wood carvings throughout the site.
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The Sanctuary of Truth Wooden Temple

The Sanctuary of Truth Wooden Temple

The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building. Included is a Thai Cultural and Martial Arts show
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The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya Admission Ticket

The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya Admission Ticket

The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building. You could also enjoy other optional add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth! - Appreciation of the beauty of a prodigious temple in Pattaya - Countless antique sculptures of Hindu & Buddhist deities - Thai architectural & cultural influences seen in the temple - Ornate carving & workmanship depicting ancient philosophies - A good opportunity for those interested in Photography
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The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

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Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket with Transfer

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The ornate wooden temple of the Sanctuary of Truth is an architectural marvel created to display historic building techniques and represent philosophies of impermanence. Tour the temple to see and learn about Thai building techniques you won’t see anywhere else in the world, while also learning about the historic and religious importance of the intriguing wood carvings throughout the site.
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The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket

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Be sure to see the Sanctuary of Truth during your visit to Pattaya with a self-guided tour of this architectural masterpiece. Built by employing traditional woodworking techniques, the temple has four wings that feature Thai, Chinese, Khmer, and Indian religious iconography. Learn about woodworking traditions in Thailand and see intricate carvings as you walk around the grounds. Upgrade available to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building. You could also enjoy other optional add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth! - Enjoy Thailand's famous ornate wood temple and trace the origins of Thai wood carving - Be guided by an expert who will explain the cultural philosophy of the 105 meter tall building - Take parting in other recreational activities such as a river boat ride - You can opt for add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth
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The Sanctuary Of Truth Pattaya

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The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

The Sanctuary of Truth at Pattaya Admission Ticket with Return Transfer

The Sanctuary of Truth is an architecture marvel composed entirely of wood without any metal nails. Constructed to preserve the building techniques of the past, the building exemplifies hand-hewn woodworking skills in Thailand. Built based on the religious philosophy of impermanence, the complex features four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography respectively. Check out the intricate wooden carvings as you walk around the building. You could also enjoy other optional add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth! - Enjoy Thailand's famous ornate wood temple and trace the origins of Thai wood carving - Be guided by an expert who will explain the cultural philosophy of the 105-meter tall building - Take part in other recreational activities such as a riverboat ride - You can opt for add-on activities to complete your experience at The Sanctuary of Truth
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Private Tour : Famous Landmark of Pattaya in One Day

Private Tour : Famous Landmark of Pattaya in One Day

Explore Pattaya on a full-day tour with a guide who shows you sacred monuments, picturesque coastal views & famous landmarks. You’ll visit the Big Buddha temple (Wat Phra Yai), head to a viewpoint that overlooks Pattaya Bay, and stop at the top landmarks in Pattaya. This tour provides an overview of the city that is perfect for first-time visitors. - Enjoy Indian, Muslim or local thai food - Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with a local guide - Entrance fees to all attractions - Check out the famous Sanctuary of Truth - See Buddhist statues at Wat Phra Yai - Great photo ops of the Gulf of Thailand - Unique experience at Floating Market Pattaya - Take tons of selfie at Art in Paradise Pattaya.
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