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Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya, Chonburi Province – A most gigantic wooden architecture in Thailand

  posted: Sunday 9 June 2013 (View 3,706 views)

Sanctuary of Truth is a tourist attraction located at Rachvate Cape, Tambon Naklua, Amphoe Banglamung, Chonburi Province. It was entitled as the most gigantic wooden architecture in Thailand which covered the area of 80 rai. The building was constructed as tetrahedron style with 100 meters high and 100 meters wide. For interior, four tetrahedron chambers and saloon were established in the middle of the building.  For exterior, the sanctuary was sculptured with a magnificent design which signified to concrete object that could be touched.  In the same time, it also implied to an abstract altogether, obviously reflecting to the essence of religion and eastern philosophy.

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya, Chonburi Province

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya, Chonburi Province

Contents edited by : Amazing Thai Tour
Thank you for photograph from :   Nuu Phototeam
Reference :  sanctuaryoftruth.com

Sanctuary of Truth won an Award of Outstanding Tourist Attraction Program from Thailand Tourism Industry in 2008. The wooden architecture is called in various names, for example villagers called “Wang Boran”, some called “Prasat Mai”. But the construction operator and concept owner, Khun Lek Viriyaphant, called “Sanctuary of Truth”.

Anyhow, all pictures presented here, Admin got an approval from Khun Picharn  Viriyaphant (the son of Khun Lek Viriyaphant) to illustrate and proceed public relation for Sanctuary of Truth. The working process was done through coordination with working team of Nuu Phototeam  who is the permanent photographer in Sanctuary of Truth.  All pictures which you will see next are another aspect of photo that can gracefully relay the atmosphere of both internal architecture of the sanctuary and tourist’s sightseeing, including tourist’s activities.

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

The first god, Shiva is an upraising sculptured statue. He is the god of earth, who stays at Mookprom.

Various postures of sculptured Bodhisattva Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) were carved at window arch of the sanctuary.

Brahma

Tourists who visited Sanctuary of Truth were from around the world. Admin had collected lovely photos in order to draw your smile.

Sanctuary of Truth has provided not only the wonderful sculpture of wooden sanctuary, but also prepared various activities for tourists as follows:

Fish cages for shark – Tourists can feed the shark by paying 20 baht per set.

Fish cages for shark

Sand shark fed in the fish cage

The new service for tourist is to take an elephant riding around the sanctuary. You can get more photos at the helicopter parking where is perfect point as the surroundings is complete with sky, sanctuary, sea and green grass.  Person who loves to take photo will definitely impress.

Horse riding going around the sanctuary is also serviced to both children and adults

Horse carriage going around the sanctuary with soft sunlight in the morning

Horse carriage going around the sanctuary

This tourist group is very lucky to take a rowboat on the day of beautiful sky with an emerald sea.

Rowing boat

The cultural courtyard is provided for the shows and food services to customers. Its space is wide and good atmosphere.  At the front, we will see the high outstanding sanctuary. At the back side, it is a clear stream for boat rowing.  And out of sight of upper roof, it is a restaurant where is a view point.

Cultural courtyard

Marine activity – speed boat going around the sanctuary

Marine activity

BB Guns Shooting Gallery at Sudkhobfha Camp, another activity provided to serve customers for their accuracy.

BB Guns Shooting Gallery

At the base of tower jumping

ATV – another activity for tourists who prefer adventure.

Now, many kids are born here. Tourists can nurse them and take photo for souvenir.

New born kid

Service rate for activities :

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and scenery speed boat

Adult :  700 baht
Child   :  450 baht

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and horse riding going around the sanctuary

Adult :  700 baht
Child   :  450 baht

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and horse carriage going around the sanctuary

Adult :  600 baht
Child   :  350 baht

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and elephant riding going around the sanctuary

Adult :  700 baht
Child   :  450 baht

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and driving ATV

Adult :  600 baht
Child   :  350 baht

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and foot massage

Adult :  620 baht

 

Special trip :

See the Sanctuary of Truth, wood carving model and scenery speed boat, elephant riding around the sanctuary, horse carriage going around the sanctuary, horse riding going around the sanctuary, driving ATV, gun shooting

Adult :  1,800 – 1,200 baht
Child   :  1,200 – 1,000 baht

Besides, there is carving factory inside where European tourists pay special attention because they can see the background of different carving dolls which bought to decorate on the sanctuary.  There is also souvenir shop in front of this area.

Carving factory

Souvenir Shops

How about the trip? I hope several of you may enjoy the magnificence of architecture of the Sanctuary of Truth and a lot of activities which we have provided for you. Anyone who is interested in visiting the place can go. the Sanctuary of Truth is located at Ratchawetch Cape No. 206/2 Moo 5 Nakleau Rd., Nakleau Sub-district, Banglamung District, Cholburi. For travelling there, take the Highway No. 3 (Sukhumvit Road) to Pattaya. Take Sukhumvit Road to pass North Pattaya towards Nakleau Sub-district. Turn left to Nakleau Road and turn right at Soi Nakleau 12. The Sanctuary of Truth is located at the seaside. I hope you enjoy traveling. Travelling in Thailand will not be enjoyable if you do not go by yourself.

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