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Address: Naklua Soi 12, Pattaya-Naklua Rd, Pattaya, Thailand
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Phone Number:
038-367229-30 ext. 114
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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You`ll need a taxi or other kind of transportation to visit it and the ticket is a little bit expensive for Thai standards, but it worth every dollar.The Sanctuary of Truth is... read more

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Thrissur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had been to sanctuary of truth on 16.01.2017. It is a contribution of an individual. It seems that it took about 35 years to bring this into this shape, and it seems it will take another 20 years to complete it. It is full wood only and no metal or even metal screw or nil is used to construct... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You`ll need a taxi or other kind of transportation to visit it and the ticket is a little bit expensive for Thai standards, but it worth every dollar.The Sanctuary of Truth is perhaps the most iconic structure in Pattaya - carved entirely from teak wood 105-metre-tall hall. The sanctuary is perhaps best described as a monument to Thai craftsmanship, with... More 

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Bhopal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there on bike taxi, which we liked very much. Once we reached there the price of one ticket was 500 Baht which we found to be more at first place, but when we went there, this place is a bliss, nice wooden carvings and amalgamation of Old Indian religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Really well maintained and constructed. Must... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a half day trip , just north of Pattaya to see this famed temple ( still under construction ) the wood carvings are over the top on every surface of this structure there is a fantastic carved column or panel. Workmen are still carving the panels both inside and out , and the finish is very fine and artistic, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a temple made of wood without any nails. It is not ancient and is still under construction in parts. The best idea is to tak a guided tour as they will explain the history and construction methods to you. My guide was a bit pushy but was so good to learn so much more. Like all temples in... More 

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Éire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is something of a hidden jewel just north of Pattaya City, on the Thai coast. Construction having begun in 1981, the craftsmen are yet toiling away, in a fashion somewhat reminiscent of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, if not quite as long in the making, and with a medium somewhat more manipulable and forgiving than stone (in wood). The motivations of... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary of Truth is located SOI 12, keep going towards the sea.....''I WOULD SAY NOT FOR WHEELCHAIRS''....... Also, good pair of trainers for the hike down.....From the top you have a downwards trip on a narrow wooden walkway, with side small turns blocked off, this is to say 'Once on the path of Truth don't stray off it' as... More 

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Melaka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's far from the city, take me 30 min to reach there as along the way, you find yourself stuck in the traffic jam. So plan your time before visit. I used After taxi driver park at the car park, he lead me to a small room whereby you can buy your entrance ticket, it's better yourself buy the ticket... More 

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Bell Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting place, built not for any one religion, but for ALL religions. Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, Seikh, you name it, somewhere in here it's included. Do note, however that this is NOT a religious site as such, just a model of someone's ideal way to co-exist. We went for a wander, not really knowing what to expect, but... More 

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Netanya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A site not to be missed if staying in the Pattaya area. An incredible"wooden" built temple, exquisitively carved and like the "Gaudi" cathedral in Barcelona still not completed. Literally hundreds of workers are still carving out of wood to complete the inside. Make sure you take a tour to learn everything about it.

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