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Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)

Naklua Soi 12, Pattaya-Naklua Rd, Pattaya, Thailand
038-367229-30 ext. 114
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Ranked #5 of 68 attractions in Pattaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Daejeon, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is really the best collection of sculptures I've seen. I've been to like a dozen different countries in Europe and don't get me wrong I'm a huge fan of the European buildings and sculptures in general but THIS PLACE is so beautiful. you get shocked by the beauty of this building the moment you walk in. We initially didn't... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's i understand a new building not hundreds years old but it's got all the traditional wood carvings and stuff you will expect worth a trip

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Last year in November while visiting Bangkok we had a good fortune to visit the town and beach of Pattaya. After visiting the town of Pattaya in the morning, we spent about 2/3rd of the day at beach. After late lunch, we were bused to Sanctuary of Truth, by our local tour operator ~ Indo China Odyssey company. Great choice... More

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Pattaya, Thailand, Asia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This captivity condition may not be unusual for an Asian country, but it's heartbreaking and depressing to see this commercial enterprise. Please give those animals, horses, ponies, elephants, goats(the worst) etc better treatments. It cancels all Buddhist glories and sincerity. Very hypocritical.

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Victor, Montana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely Gorgeous carvings, great little show in the dining area, nice self guided tour of the temple, which is beautiful! Women must wear a sarong, which they will provide free to use, if you are wearing shorts or a skirt that shows your knees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been going to Pattaya for a few years now and had seen the sanctuary of truth advertised countless times but just assumed it was another temple. How wrong could we be... This place is just amazing. It has been hand carved out of solid wood and could be described as one of the 7 wonders of Pattaya. It... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Thailand for three years and I have been in many temples but this was one of the more unique ones. It is made completely of teak wood. The tickets are over priced at 1000 baht per person but the temple is beautiful and worth seeing. Plus you get a great view of the ocean.

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The entire building is carved out from wood, really something to see! A lot of effort has gone into the 'sanctuary of truth'. While we visited the building was under construction, so it was difficult to get a photo without construction workers or scaffolding in it. Worth a short visit, just to see the place!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a truly unique and amazing place to visit, the temple itself is hard carved from timber which they are still carving new pieces to go in it. There is a lot of activities to do there if you want to eg elephant rides, different types of shows etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Temple was amazing but it takes very little time to view it. For the cost you probably won't be able to fill a day. It was worth it for me though.

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