The Sanctuary of Truth is located in the Wongamat/Naklua area just a little north of Pattaya. You can reach it by baht bus, GrabTaxi or motorcycle taxi. If you take the baht bus you need one which travels down Naklua Road from the Dolphin Roundabout, get off at soi 12 on the left, from there you can take a motorcycle taxi, walk 1 kilometer to the entrance or take another baht bus on soi 12.
Sanctuary of Truth Entry Prices
Adults entry price is 500 baht. Child entry price is 250 baht.
This magnificent wooden structure is also referred to as Wang Boran and Prasat Mai and was the brainchild of local businessman Lek Vinyaphant, construction of the sanctuary of Truth began in 1981 and is not expected to be finished until the year 2025.
The Sanctuary of Truth is constructed purely from wood using traditional Thai woodworking techniques. Viewed from the inside and the outside this is a building of outstanding beauty.
Thousands of wooden sculptures adorn the interior walls of the Sanctuary of Truth, these sculptures are said to represent the seven creators, Heaven, Earth, Moon, Father, Mother, Sun and Stars.
Standing over 105 meters tall the Sanctuary of Truth has the look and feel of a temple, There are four main spires on the top, (some of which you can see in the photo above) these hold aloft figures of Deva and other celestial figures, the figure on the topmost spire is Kalaki.
You will see many familiar looking sculptures like this one in the photo above, I believe this is the Hindu God Indra sat astride the three headed elephant known as Erawan.
The four faces Brahma on top of the front pavilion, Brahma is a Hindu God who you may be familiar with, he sits inside many spirit houses outside hotels, banks and other large establishments, these particular spirit houses are known as San Phra Phroom or San Phra Brahm.
Wooden sculptures of celestial bodies appear to be flying down the spines of the roof of the Sanctuary of truth.
Don’t forget your camera, like I said earlier this is probably the most beautiful building in Pattaya and is wonderfully photogenic.
One of those typically Thai things, a pestle and mortar, this one is in the vicinity of the restaurant.
Other things at the Sanctuary of Truth include A.T.V’s and a couple elephants, You can also make use of the Pony and Trap to take you round. There are various pricing options for the use of the A.T.V’s and Pony and trap tours.