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Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth is an old and popular building right on the beach in North Pattaya. Without any ties to any religion, the Sanctuary of Truth is neither a temple nor a palace. Instead, it is a place to appreciate art, culture, philosophies, and faith.

Once you enter this tall building, you’ll see different wood carvings related and inspired by Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. With towering figures on each of its four corners, the legends and beliefs of Thai, Cambodian, Indian, and the Chinese can be intricately distinguished. English tours are available here. While touring the interior, you’ll be able to see unique handcrafted wood carving and craftsmen making ornate sculptures done everything by hand. Both the exterior and interior details of this attraction are subjects of many photos – they’re simply breathtaking. The place beautifully merges the different beliefs of Buddhism, Hinduism, Brahman, and other significant spiritual details.



Sanctuary of Truth is located in 206/2 Moo 5, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Soi 12, Naklua.


Opening Days and Hours

Sanctuary of Truth opens daily from 8:00 in the morning to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee for adults is THB 450 (USD 14) and THB 225 (USD 7) for children.


How to Get There

  • From Bangkok, board a train to Pattaya.
  • From Pattaya, you can charter a taxi or avail of minivan services.
  • You can also board a songthaew to this attraction.


Suggested For

  • Solo travellers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is at 8:00 when the sun is not yet that hot. Also, early mornings mean lesser tourists.



Omar  Khayamm, Fat Belly Pattaya, Surf and Turf Beach Club and Restaurant, Best Seat, Ronin, and Anego are some of the dining options located near Sanctuary of Truth.



Nearby Attractions

  • Walking Street Pattaya
  • Jomtien Beach
  • Ramayana Waterpark
  • Mini Siam



Accommodations are available in Pattaya town proper. P72 Hotel, Galaxy Suites, Hotel Beverly Plaza, The Sun Xclusive Hotel, Nova Platinum Hotel, W-14 Hotel, and Aya Boutique Pattaya are some of the options. Rates range from USD 40 to USD 75.

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