The Temple of Truth - the wooden truth in Pattaya

The Temple of Truth is located in Pattaya on the seashore and I drove there for one day in order to see this strange structure with my own eyes. The idea of ​​the temple is to unite the religions of neighboring countries into one “truth”.

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Temple of Truth

The Temple of Truth (Sanctuary of Truth), sometimes its stillcalled the Temple of Truth, reaches a height of 105 meters, and if translated into regular floors, you get about 20-30 floors. Almost a skyscraper! Have you ever seen something like this? Me not. Something more or less similar was in the museum of wooden architecture near Veliky Novgorod, but not of such scale. The advertising prospectus claims in general that earlier Thai masters could build wooden buildings with a height of 100 meters or more in light.

Perhaps not everyone will be impressed by this Temple of Truth in Pattaya, compared to the same White Temple near Chiang Rai. However, for me, the material from which it was made was of great importance. It has already happened that I feel a weakness for everything wooden - houses, furniture, dishes, Pinocchio ... (I make a joke about Buratino, an ugly boy).

The Temple of Truth began to be built in 1981, andconstruction is still ongoing. At the entrance you are given white helmets, you can hear the sound of hammers and saws everywhere. Work is in full swing. So girls, in advance pick outfit to a white helmet.

Looking at the Temple of Truth close up, one can understand why it has been taking so long. A lot of work invested in each figure, and there are thousands of them. Wood carving - this is not a Buddha from alabaster to blind!

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

Arbor near the temple

Arbor near the temple

By the sea

By the sea

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Work is in full swing

Work is in full swing

As if the person is sawing

As if the person is sawing

Outside is full of different shapes

Outside is full of different shapes

Outside is full of different shapes

Outside is full of different shapes

Often there are figures propping up something

Often there are figures propping up something

Often there are figures propping up something

Often there are figures propping up something

Threaded figures hang under the roof

Threaded figures hang under the roof

The whole arch in the thread

The whole arch in the thread

Buddha just like floating in the air

Buddha just like floating in the air

There are many small details on the walls.

There are many small details on the walls.

Wooden panel on the wall

Wooden panel on the wall

One of the stairs to the temple

One of the stairs to the temple

The steps are all carved and with figures

The steps are all carved and with figures

Elephant in the window opening

Elephant in the window opening

By some figures it is noticeable that here they are alreadyfor a long time - gray and cracked Some even had time to lose limbs, and now they are standing, like with artificial limbs. At this rate, Truth can be built all my life.

I was very impressed by the massive wooden poles,supporting the roof, which can be grasped only together. What a pity that in Russia you will not meet such thick and tall trees, and real log huts are becoming a thing of the past.

Despite the fact that the Temple of Truth is more like a museum of wooden architecture, it is also a temple. Therefore, worshipers of the Buddhist religion can offer their prayers here.

Prostheses for wooden people

Prostheses for wooden people

Components of different colors

Components of different colors

Well, very elegant waist. True piece will fall off soon

Well, very elegant waist. True piece will fall off soon

These figures are either rotting or waiting in the wings.

These figures are either rotting or waiting in the wings.

Fastening the figures to the walls

Fastening the figures to the walls

Someone forgot hand

Someone forgot hand

Thick pillars prop the arch

Thick pillars prop the arch

Floor of wide boards

Floor of wide boards

Buddhists can offer their prayers

Buddhists can offer their prayers

Information to visit

The cost of visiting 500 baht per adult and 250 baht per child (height 110-140 cm).

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Almost any local travel agency can takeexcursion to the Temple of Truth, which will be essentially a transfer (without a guide). This is convenient if you are far from it and you don’t have your own rented bike or car.

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Time to visit must be laid about 1 hour.

Since this is a working Buddhist temple, you needfollow the rules of visiting Thai religious institutions. Namely, to be with closed shoulders and belly. But on-site give something to hide behind bail 200 baht.

There is a Russian-speaking guide in the temple, he is always there. If the group is typed, it will conduct a tour, is included in the ticket price.

There are 3 cafes for snacking. At 11-30 and at 15-30 a short dance show takes place, you can ride elephants.

On the map

The Temple of Truth is located at Cape Rachwat in Pattaya. From the city center about 7 km. I used to ride a bike, I had to turn left on Soi 12 while driving from the center. Further directly, without turning anywhere. In the place where there is a fork, take a left. The entrance gate to the territory of the Temple of Truth will be on the right side.

Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth, also called Wang Boran and Prasat Mai, is a 105-meter wooden temple.
Read about the temple

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

The Temple of Truth - Sanctuary of Truth, also called Wang Boran and Prasat Mai, is a 105-meter wooden temple. Read about the temple

P.S. I recommend to all tree lovers!

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