After living in Pattaya for a few years I had never been at the Sanctuary of Truth as I thought it was an expensive tourist trap. But in 2010 I had family visiting me and we made the tourist tour in Pattaya. And must be said it is indeed a bit expensive with a entrance fee of 500 baht per person. I am not sure if it is still done but in the those days you could also buy a ticket for a dolphin show. Please don't! It is animal abuse and should not be supported.
The Sanctuary of Truth is a never ending construction (since 1981) of a wooden temple like building representing Heaven, Earth, Father, Mother, Moon, Sun and Stars. An unexpected beautiful side of the so negative famous area of Pattaya. Actually it is a really amazing very huge wooden temple look-alike masterpiece of craftsmanship and art! Everywhere you look, really everywhere, there are wooden sculptures. Made in detail that makes you wonder how long it will take them to ever finish this. More amazing is that it is a private initiative of a very wealthy Thai family. It is located at the end of Soi 12 of Naklua road, north of Pattaya City. Following are a few more photo's.