Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth: Our most recommended tours and activities

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

1. Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

Start the tour by making your own way to The Sanctuary of Truth Museum in Pattaya. From the base to the top, the Sanctuary is made entirely of wood with spectacular woodcarving sculptures in every corner. Marvel at the construction made by Thai craftsmen and artisans without a single nail. Discover this wonder built around the religious philosophy of impermanence. Explore the complex which has 4 wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese, and Indian iconography. Take photos of the beautiful and unique architecture that is characteristic of Thai culture.  Then, watch a free cultural show which takes place at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily. Watch an impressive Thai sword fight being performed. If you are lucky enough to be picked to perform the fight, be ready to win! Upgrade your tour by including a 20-minute sightseeing rowing boat or speed boat tour by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

2. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

3. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

4. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

Pattaya & Coral Island 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok

5. Pattaya & Coral Island 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok

Begin your adventure in the morning, with a meet and greet with your guide at your hotel in Bangkok. Then, sit back and relax in a private air-conditioned car on the 2-hour journey to Pattaya. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to relax at the beach before boarding a private speedboat to Coral Island. The island, also known as Ko Lan, is famous for its crystal-clear water, beautiful corals, and white sandy beaches where you can spend the day swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you will have the chance to try some delicious seafood, caught fresh from the sea. In the afternoon, head back to the mainland and enjoy some more time to relax. After your day at the beach, your personal guide will take you to watch the sunset over the city from the Pattaya Viewing Point. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel in Pattaya. On this program, you can select your preferred options by choosing from your own accommodation, or a recommended 4 or 5-star hotel booked by the tour operator On the next day, take the morning to enjoy the hotel facilities and Pattaya beach. Breakfast is available if you've chosen to book the hotel options. In the afternoon, meet your guide at the hotel and visit the marvelous Sanctuary of Truth, a religious construction in Pattaya. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. In the evening, you will be transferred back to Bangkok city to enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand.

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What people are saying about Sanctuary of Truth

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 52 reviews

I really enjoyed this trip because of the city's attractions being close to the beach. I booked a private tour (probably because the group tour option was unavailable). So, the Sanctuary of Truth was amazing to see and I highly suggest that anyone visiting Bangkok, Thailand, visit Pattaya City. Also, the markets alongside the beach are worth visiting because of the multitude of attractive services open mid-day. The Big Buddha shrine at the top of the hill is also another interesting attraction for tourists to visit.

I was not updated about the meeting time that was 7:00am so I waiting at the meeting point since 5:40am and as a solo traveller I really freaked out. I think to the travellers who are taking the tour should have full information about the guide before hand meaning contact number in case of any emergency like this.

Donny and the driver were so patient and welcoming. I enjoyed every second of my tour and got many great great pictures taken from Donny. He’s a magician with his camera. Definitely will have tours with him again and highly recommend!

I had great time on this day tour! Jacky the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable! He took care of us every step of the way and I am so glad to finally see and experience Pattaya!

Mr. Tania was amazing when it came to showing us around