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Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

1. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

2. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

3. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Pattaya & Coral Island 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok

4. Pattaya & Coral Island 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok

Begin your adventure in the morning, with a meet and greet with your guide at your hotel in Bangkok. Then, sit back and relax in a private air-conditioned car on the 2-hour journey to Pattaya. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to relax at the beach before boarding a private speedboat to Coral Island. The island, also known as Ko Lan, is famous for its crystal-clear water, beautiful corals, and white sandy beaches where you can spend the day swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you will have the chance to try some delicious seafood, caught fresh from the sea. In the afternoon, head back to the mainland and enjoy some more time to relax. After your day at the beach, your personal guide will take you to watch the sunset over the city from the Pattaya Viewing Point. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel in Pattaya. On this program, you can select your preferred options by choosing from your own accommodation, or a recommended 4 or 5-star hotel booked by the tour operator On the next day, take the morning to enjoy the hotel facilities and Pattaya beach. Breakfast is available if you've chosen to book the hotel options. In the afternoon, meet your guide at the hotel and visit the marvelous Sanctuary of Truth, a religious construction in Pattaya. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. In the evening, you will be transferred back to Bangkok city to enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand.

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What people are saying about Sanctuary of Truth

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Breathtaking experience. Sanctuary of truth is definitely unique and a must see if you are traveling to Thailand. It was amazing seeing the 'workers' sculpting wood with so much passion and patience. Our guide's name was 'King kong'. He was punctual, nice, and very friendly. He gave us great tips and was an excellent guide/ personal driver. The car was really nice, clean and comfortable. Thank you King Kong for this lovely day around Pattaya and for taking us to sightseeing and for all your great tips. I highly recommend this trip.

Too bad not having a guide, which is specified in the tour description, but otherwise fantastic! Friendly and sociable driver, tour according to our needs being the only ones to have booked

Driver at the top of the top, he made us visit 3 temples in addition to the sanctuary, took us to the point of view of Pattaya. I strongly recommend it to you

Super wooden sanctuary especially not to miss a masterpiece. Great time by the beach in Pattaya. Very very friendly and helpful guide. Very good day.

Very good experience. Car was clean Person who came was nice driver. He helped us drop near the location we requested