Pattaya theme parks: Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Satchatham)
Pattaya Attractions | North Pattaya Sights for Families
Prasat Satchatham, the Sanctuary of Truth, is one of the most spectacular sights in North Pattaya. Visitors from around the world marvel at this attraction despite the fact that it is not yet fully completed.
The Sanctuary of Truth is a very large wooden structure that rises 105 meters high and is situated on over 32 acres of beautiful land in Pattaya. The stunning building is covered inside and out with elaborate and beautiful wood carvings that pay homage to the ancient vision of: Earth, Knowledge and Philosophy (Eastern). Visitors are surrounded by visions that awaken them to ancient life, human responsibility, cycle of living, basic though, life relationship and common goals of life towards utopia.
Many Pattaya sights are unique but few are as awe inspiring as the Sanctuary of Truth. Visitors to Pattaya have concluded that Sanctuary of Truth is the most impressive of all the Pattaya sights in or around the city.
Sanctuary of Truth - History
Khun Lek, the man responsible for conceiving and funding the Sanctuary of Truth, researched architecture, history and religion for many years prior to breaking ground on Prasat Satchatham.
The overall shape of the Sanctuary of Truth is based primarily on traditional Thai architecture. The temple is ornately detailed with wood carvings depicting the four major artistic and philosophical influences in Thailand: Chinese, Hindu, Khmer and Thai. Over 250 highly trained wood carvers have been working tirelessly on the Sanctuary of Truth.
The structure has four wings, each dedicated to different styles of philosophy and art. Visitors are awe struck by the attention to detail of these wood carvings and the realization that the entire structure is carved from wood.
Prasat Satchatham, the Sanctuary of Truth, should be included on every visitor's Pattaya sightseeing itinerary. Few sites in the world are as unique and as marvelous as the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya.
Last Updated: 19 May 2008