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Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)

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Naklua Soi 12, Pattaya-Naklua Rd, Pattaya, Thailand
038-367229-30 ext. 114
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“wooden temple” (134 reviews)
“hand carved” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Naklua Soi 12, Pattaya-Naklua Rd, Pattaya, Thailand
038-367229-30 ext. 114
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Champ to see how they build it right by the. Each in case of flood it floats! How they built it with carved woods are so amazingly! Worth to go for an hour w many good photo shoots.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The peace and calmness of this place is unmatchable. However it would be preferred and affordable if you could book tickets online as they are little cheap than that available on ticket counter. They have dress code policy for all visitors. Once in you don’t...More

Thank Pradnya1710
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It's bit of a walk to the actual Sanctuary but when you get there it is absolutely astonishing. I would never have believed it was possible to build something of such monumental size from tree wood. I was gobsmacked. The quality of the carving is...More

Thank mike c
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It's one beautiful building made of wood. Beautiful carving all over the place, the wall, ceiling, statues, pillars etc. We can see the carving process too at nearby workshop, many women do the carving and some me do the designing on the wood. It's located...More

Thank KevinVinc
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It's an unfinished Buddhist temple, the basic entry fee is 500Bhat, which is a bit expensive for budget tourist. The temple is still under construction, therefore workers are still crafting the wooden statutes and therefore not easy to take nice photos. Yet, it's an amazing...More

2  Thank Lincoln C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A 'cathederal' had carved throughout. Everywhere you look is a monument to the carpenters art. Definitly a 'must see'

Thank huck999
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If you're tired of the beaches and night clubs, then this place could be perfect for you! The sanctuary is carved 100% out of woods and the works are still going on. Great details and depictions of the Hindu/Buddhism philosophy. There are also Buddha relics...More

1  Thank Ruenn S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The intricate carving are lovely to behold and that too near the shoreline. Even though it is a work in progress and one has to wear the hard hats given to them; it is interesting to see the tradition of good wood carvings being kept...More

Thank csimhadri
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our group visisted the sanctuary of truth on a recent trip to Thailand, and we were blown away by our visit. The sanctuary is breathtaking! There was also a place to feed elephants bananas for 100 baht and a place to feed goats a bottle...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the first thing I did In pattaya during the day. Building is quite large and full of detail in and out, free to wander around and no pressure to do other animal activities on offer. Close by there is a shed with parts...More

Thank morphix007
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Pauline M
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Response from Alicia P | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I honestly cannot recommend you riding the elephants there, as we are agaainst this practice and find it extremelly cruel. We have been to a couple of sanctuaries where you do not ride elephants but instead feed them... More
2 February 2018|
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Response from frank l | Reviewed this property |
depends on where you are staying in pattaya but it is only a walk. get yourself a map or download the location so you do not get lost. at worse I would get a motorbike taxi should be 50 baht