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Sanctuary of Truth: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Pattaya City Tour

1. From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Pattaya City Tour

This fully customizable full-day trip from Bangkok to Pattaya allows you to craft your itinerary however way you want to. Enjoy a private vehicle and personal driver and add a local guide to your trip to enrich your time in the city. Visit three to four city attractions in one day. After pickup by an air-conditioned, private car, head to Pattaya to start your personalized itinerary. If you chose to also be accompanied by a local guide, they’ll join you and share historical details, cultural insight, and other stories about the attractions you choose to visit. Roughly a two to three-hour drive from Bangkok, Pattaya is Thailand’s city-by-the-beach, offering an alluring combination of seaside fun and urban entertainment. Whether you’re visiting the famous Big Buddha Temple, seeing the magnificent views from the Pattaya Viewpoint, taking in the sights at the Pattaya Floating Market, or simply chilling at the beach, you can always be guaranteed a fun time in Pattaya. At checkout, simply indicate the three to four attractions you want to see, with a few additional sights so that your driver or guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. Not sure what to put in your itinerary? Some highly recommend sights include the Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan), Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill, and the Sanctuary of Truth.

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

2. 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.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

3. 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.

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

4. Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

Start the tour by making your own way to The Sanctuary of Truth Museum in Pattaya. From the base to the top, the Sanctuary is made entirely of wood with spectacular woodcarving sculptures in every corner. Marvel at the construction made by Thai craftsmen and artisans without a single nail. Discover this wonder built around the religious philosophy of impermanence. Explore the complex which has 4 wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese, and Indian iconography. Take photos of the beautiful and unique architecture that is characteristic of Thai culture.  Then, watch a free cultural show which takes place at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily. Watch an impressive Thai sword fight being performed. If you are lucky enough to be picked to perform the fight, be ready to win! Upgrade your tour by including a 20-minute sightseeing rowing boat or speed boat tour by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

5. 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

Pattaya & Coral Island 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok

6. 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

4.5 / 5

based on 83 reviews

TravelGuru provided us an excellent RT transport service to Pattaya. Our driver Jo was very friendly and accommodating. He went out of his way to look for corn for my family while we enjoy our Thai lunch at a place he recommended. It was delicious from pad thai to chicken panang. The van was very spacious and comfy for the long drive to Pattaya. Outstanding service TravelGuru.

The Sanctuary of Truth is a unique experience and worth the visit. If you include this with Pattaya beach you may not have enough time for beach sports just a walk along the beach. The driver Sam was punctual, helpful and friendly. He helped us to allocate our time in a way that we could enjoy both attractions and also parked close to a spot where we could eat.

This tour was really great. I was in Bangkok for work and wanted to escape to the beach for a day, without the hassle of planning it. This trip was a great way to be able to enjoy the beach (although it's very touristy and lots of rubbish :-(( ), see a great lookout and the sanctuary was one of the most impressive buildings I've ever seen!

The tour was perfectly organised. The guide catered to our needs. The Sanctuary of Truth is a muct visit! Marvellous structure. Beach time was fun too. And last but not the least, the weather dictates it all. We couldn't make to the view point as it was raining.

Great tour to have a taste of Pattaya's main attractions. Our tour guide (Sam) was super helpful and provided all the information we needed. This tour is suitable for anyone who doesn't have a long time here in Thailand!