The Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, the largest castle made entirely of wood in Thailand, has an area of ​​80 rai. Locals generally call it Wang Boran, some call it according to the material of the building as a wooden castle, built by Khun Lek Wiriyaphan. Businessman who loves Thai architecture and Buddhism He is also the founder of the ancient city. Samut Prakan Province and the Erawan Museum as well 

Inside the castle is hidden a philosophical content. And art and culture are the inheritance of mankind. It reflects the importance of religion as a means of sustaining the world. By emphasizing the main principles: The origins of the 7 virtues and the 4 principles of conduct 

 Construction of the Sanctuary of Truth began in 1981.  The castle is built entirely of wood. There is no metal or cement mixed in. Except for the base which is concrete. A Thai-style joinery system is used. or add a wooden carving according to ancient wisdom The castle is tetrahedron, 100 meters high and 100 meters wide, with intricately carved patterns. Both outside and inside It is said to be as beautiful as the gods. Reflecting abstract concepts and unfolding them into something concrete that can be touched. It conveys the importance of Eastern religion and philosophy.


No. 206/2, Village No. 5, Laem Ratchawet, Ao Wong Phrachan, Na Kluea Subdistrict, Bang Lamung District Chonburi Province 

business hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Every day. 

Admission fee 

Adults 500 baht, children 250 baht 

Elephant riding activity: 400 baht per round, can accommodate 2 people. Boat riding activity: 300 baht/person, 4 people can sit in each boat. 


See the view 

Castle carved from wood 

Buildings that don't use nails 

Riding a horse, riding an elephant 

Highlights of the Sanctuary of Truth 

Eastern hall 

Father and Mother, Gratitude 

West hall 

Sky, earth, 4 elements, there is a great god who rules over the 4 elements: Brahma, Shiva and Narayana. 

North hall 

Social and spiritual development is conveyed through the sculptures and engraved with the tenets of Taoist and Confucian beliefs that express the high morality of Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. 

South hall 

Stars, sun, moon, etched images depicting the sun, moon, and floating sculptures of gods of the planets orbiting in the sky. These stars influence the environment and way of life. affect all things causing evolution and various behaviors on earth 

central hall 

Mahabusabok, liberation, carved wooden arch, large gate on all 4 sides, symbolizing the entrance to the universe or the meaning of the 4 Noble Truths. which is the heart of the teachings of Buddhism and Mahabusabokwiman is a symbol representing the emptiness of the universe or nirvana. It is like the center of the universe, the absolute truth from the beginning until the end of the world of existence. 

Activities in the Sanctuary of Truth 

Ride an ATV 

Riding an elephant 

horseback riding 

Take a speedboat 

Take a ride on an ancient dredger and admire the view. 

ride a horse drawn carriage 

Dressing to enter the Sanctuary of Truth 

Since the Sanctuary of Truth is not a temple, palace, or government office, there are not many rules or strictness regarding dress. However, Tourists who will visit the place Including doing other activities in the Sanctuary of Truth area, you should dress in a manner that respects the place. and be appropriately polite 

Where can I buy tickets? 

Users can also purchase tickets to ride an elephant and see the castle. Inside the castle, there will be many activities to do such as playing ATV, riding a speedboat, riding a horse to tour the castle, or riding an ancient dredger. See the beautiful atmosphere around you. 


It is about 5 kilometers from South Pattaya. The entrance is near Soi Naklua 12. Go straight until almost the end of the alley. There is a large archway of the Sanctuary of Truth on the right. 

There are 2 main ways to travel to the Sanctuary of Truth. 

personal car 

Come to North Pattaya, Soi Na Kluea 12, drive into the zone and you will see the castle arch. 


You can take a minibus and get off at the mouth of Soi Na Lueang 12 and then walk about 800 meters into the alley. 

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