January 7, 2012

Quote of the Post: "The magnificence of heaven recreated on earth in the form of giant all-wooden structure, exposing its top up in the sky." - Quote about 'The Sanctuary of Truth' - Sachin Kumar Gupta

We booked our package from "Dial-o-Flight" group, and started with the flight from Delhi to Bangkok. Being with Meenal, the clocks were running so fast and We reached Bangkok in no-time. :)  We took on-arrival Visa (1000 Bahts each), and struggle for some good veg snacks at the airport, and found some at Starbucks Coffee. After that as per our tour package we transferred to Pattaya in a sleepy fashion.

Welcome to Pattaya!!!

I have done a bit of search to cover important places as per our schedule, and it really helped a-lot. For the first day at Pattaya, we booked "The Sanctuary of Truth", "Mini Siam", and "Tiffany Show", and started with the first one. 

On The Seashore of Rachvate Cape, Pattaya, lies a construction called "The Sanctuary of Truth"

Open Time: 8:00 a.m. Close Time: 5:00 p.m.
Thai Cultural dance timings:
First Show: 11:30 a.m.
Second Show: 15:30 p.m.

From the ground breaking in 1981. The objective was to build a wooden structure, in order to preserve and revive Ancient Knowledge. It has a all-wooden structure of more than one hundred meters high (equal to twenty story) modern building. The truth that was shown through the Sanctuary is the relationship between human beings and the universe, which are the father, the mother, the earth, the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars. It has searched for the proper things from different cultures, and mixed with traditions of past, giving rise to the new fine arts. 

To be amazed as friendly mystical creatures, Take elephant ride, ride of lifetime atop chariots of the angels, speedboat ride just back of the sanctuary so that you'll live life's truly unforgettable magical moments. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is expected to be complete in 2025.

We entered just in time, the second show (cultural dance) was about to start, and it was good to watch, and capture some loving moments with friendly people. I have linked many photos of front view, interior view, back view in the above album. We had a enjoyable walk all around "The Sanctuary of Truth" hands in hands. Being with Meenal, make these times more enjoyable and memorable. 

Note: If you are in Pattaya, I would recommend this place as a must visit, unique in itself. Give at least 4 hours to visit this place. More details and current activities can be found at the official website sanctuaryoftruth.com. It can be easily reached by a taxi, and many tour services offer this place along with transportation. The tickets can be purchased at the entry itself, or you can book with your tour representative in advance. [500 Thb Per Person]

After that we proceeded for our next destinations of the day "Mini Siam", and "Tiffany Show".
Another must visit place in Pattaya, with undersea activities "Coral Island Pattaya Tour".
A day enjoyed in Bangkok, with Chao Phraya Cruise "Bangkok City Tour


Vinay said...

nice post buddy !!!

K.G. said...

The Group snap is amazing. Good article written.

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Pattaya tours said...

Amazing! I think these people are really so talented, i would love to see how they make it.

Yingluck S said...

Hey man.u visit really nice place in Pattaya. people usually miss this place. This is nearby my place.

The eternal cynic said...

Thank you so so much for this post!! I googled the Santuary of Truth in Pattaya and it was a spur of the moment decision, taken despite poor reviews by many local tourist agents. This was the best part of my entire trip to Thailand.

sachinkgupta said...

Hello eternal Cynic,
Good to see you like the place and post. We also taken this tour to SOT out of our package. It was wonderful time for us.


Anonymous said...

kya baat hai, tum toh cha gaye

Unknown said...

wwoooow Amaz9g..:P :P

Thai lover said...

U guys just got the amazing place to visit in Thailand not everyone go there. Bang on
Post seems quite good with good photos. Have u taken any souvenirs from there.

sachinkgupta said...

Yes, this place was on my list before going there. We also took few wood souvenirs, and photograph with the performing group.

Rajeev Nambiar said...

Really thanks a ton.!!!! great info about SOT.Thanks for sharing.

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