The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), Pattaya

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Visit The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), an atmospheric, intricately carved Buddhist temple. Started in 1981 and still under construction, the wooden place of worship features ornate images, reliefs, and statues. With an intensive attention to detail and a sensitive balancing of contemporary aesthetics and traditional architecture, there's plenty to appreciate about this work in progress--so don't let its completion date of 2050 put you off. Arrange to visit The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) and other attractions in Pattaya using our Pattaya route builder tool .
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  • The sanctuary of truth is a wooden church in Pattaya, on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Construction of the temple began in 1981 year and continues to this day. So at the entrance give out helmets ⛑ Building was constructed using ancient knowledge of Thai construction and wood carvings, every square inch of the temple is a wooden carved sculptures and ornaments for religious and mythological subjects of Cambodia China, India and Thailand. The purpose of such ornaments is to use art and culture as a reflection of the ancient vision of Earth, ancient knowledge and Eastern philosophy given that I've already seen quite a number of different Churches, and is difficult to wonder something, but this temple definitely recommend to visit. Submits and admire its splendor!
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  • Well worth a look 500baht to get in 10-11 GBP,s great arcutechure Well worth a visit, lots to do in its location as well  more »
  • When you come Pattaya, must definitely be visited You will realize how important spirituality is..  more »
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  • It’s actually a temple which has various tourist activities. The temple itself is very spectacular with gigantic and beautiful wood craving. It’s actually have Buddha relics in which you can worship. However, the surrounding have a lots of tourist activities including boats riding, foot massage, ATV and animal riding. Yes, the temple is under construction, undergoing construction for 37 years now and ongoing construction for another decades maybe as it is made of wood and need to repair and replace consistently. Every sculptures and corners has it’s own meaning. There actually a guided tour which they will explain liberally, unfortunately they need more translator as they explain it mostly in Thai. เจตนาดี I think it’s worth the entrance ticket.
  • There's a unique feel about this place that i haven't experienced in other places of worship. It's not exactly a temple but it's a symbol of humanity. yes you can see buddhist symbols everywhere but the feeling does not revolve around them. for my first visit i hired a guide and she was really kind and gave me a lot of info but it was the second visit alone that changed my view of this amazing place. it enthralled me in a way that i could feel all of my emotions were flowing through my body like i was being one with the world! and at the end the 4 statues of mother, father and children was mesmerizing enough to make me cry (inside!). you can go there and take photos; and you can go there and feel the spiritual energy that the sanctuary has. it's completely up to you!
  • he Sanctuary of Truth is an amazing wooden building right on the beach in the Northern part of Pattaya. The building has been under construction now for more than 20 years, and it might take another 15 years before it is finished. The Sanctuary of Truth is completely made out of wood, and all the delicate carvings are done by hand. Each of the four corners has a tower with figures from Thai, Cambodian, Indian and Chinese beliefs and legends. Highlights: Visiting the Sanctuary you will join a tour group with an English speaking tour guide, who will be able to explain the concepts and ideas behind the building. Pass by the workshop and you can see a huge number of craftsmen working on the ornate sculptures, all of them hand-carved from wood.
  • It's a wooden carved temple kind of structure, built by the seashore. It's very beautiful, from outside and from inside. Entry for foreign tourists is 500 Baht (2018, September) you can spend one to two hours there. They also provide elephant and horse ride by paying extra. Though, simply walking around is fun as much fun.
  • A beautiful artistic attraction with some interesting modern history around it. However this is definitely not a traditional temple or place of worship but still has a great atmosphere for appreciating Buddhism and Hinduism. I say this as on the entrance you have to pay quite a large sum of 500 baht and there are many other rip off tourist attractions inside such as elephant rides and a zoo which I feel ruined the experience in order to just try get a bit more money off of you. These other attractions would not be viewed in good light by the religions that are admired by the building which I felt was a distorted contrast between the two elements. In conclusion I would still recommend visiting the site but maybe give the other "attractions" a miss out.
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