Good and Evil: who wins?
The Sanctuary of Truth which reaches 105 m is the highest wooden temple in the world. It is designed in the style of ancient Khmer architecture. The temple built from the teak tree tells us a story of a battle between the good and the evil, between wisdom and ignorance. It reminds us that all material things are temporary and good and happiness are eternal.
The construction of the temple began in 1981 and is still in process today. While building not a single nail has been used. The owner of the sanctuary died in 2000, but his death hasn’t stopped the life inside the temple. Every day it receives many tourists that want to admire the divine beauty of this architectural masterpiece.
The sanctuary is divided into four theme halls: India, China, Cambodia and Thailand. The four elements - Fire, Earth, Air and Water - are depicted on the four walls of the Indian Hall. The majestic columns dating back several hundred years protect the sanctuary from evil spirits. The Chinese Hall is distinguished by the beautiful statues of Buddha that remind us of his higher karmic purpose in his human incarnation. In the Thai Hall you can see the seven Avatar statues symbolizing the seven days of the week. There you can also use a special table to find out the day of the week you were born.
The statue of mother, father and three children is frequently visited by the couples that are wanting and trying to have a baby. They rub a hand of the infant in their hopes for a long-awaited child.
You are to wear clothes which cover your shoulders and knees. Thus you respect Thai traditions. For many local people a visit to the sanctuary is not only for pleasure and fun - they also come here to pray.
The price includes: two-way transfer, admission fee. At the temple you will have 2 hours to have a walk on your own.
A camera, comfortable footwear, clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
Attention: When booking an individual trip, please note that the sanctuary is open until 6:00 p.m.
If you would like to go to the Sanctuary of Truth by taxi, you can look through the price list here.
1. Can I pay for tours in US dollars?
You can pay in US dollar or Euro online by credit/debit card. If you prefer to pay by cash you have to pay in Thai Baht only.
2. How can I find out the exact departure time?
The guide will inform you about the exact departure time from 22:00 - 23:00 p.m. on the day before the trip.
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