On the coast of the Gulf of Rachvate, Pattaya, is an unusual castle, called the Temple of Truth (The Sanctuary of Truth) or Wang Boran (Wang Boran).
Construction of the temple began in 1981 godu the initiative tayskogo businessman Prapaya Viriyapana (Thai. Spam, 1914—2000) and continues to this day. Approximate date of completion – 2025 year.
The temple is the tallest wooden building in the world. Its height is 105 meters.
This unique creation is completely unlike traditional Buddhist buildings, that tourists are accustomed to seeing in Thailand. It is completely made of precious wood – tic, Mahogany, golden teak. The facility was built without a single nail, and its architecture is difficult to attribute to any particular style or direction, rather it is a combination of Thai, Khmer, Indian and Cambodian styles.
On the design of this amazing temple work best masters, carrying wood carving. Facade is covered with elegant ornaments, wooden figures of people and animals, genre scenes of Hinduism and Buddhism, carved by hand masters. Indoors, you can see the beautiful wood carving, depicting scenes from the stories of ancient mythologies and religions of Thailand, India, China and Cambodia. The philosophy of the ancient teachings of the perfect world, A good win over zlom, becomes the main theme of the whole work on the design of the Temple of Truth.
Four wings of the temple facing the four cardinal points, and are dedicated to the ancient Eastern religion and philosophy.
On the pediment of the authors of a work of art depicted scenes, telling about human ignorance, Defeated wisdom.
On four tall spire of the temple roof arranged figures, symbolizing the ideal system of the world. A wooden statue of the Virgin, holding in his hand a lotus, symbolizes the core of the world and the foundation of all religions. Other wooden figure, holding a baby in her arms, represents the goodness and life. The third sculpture with a book in his hands shows endless life philosophy. Last, fourth, figure, holding his hand on the bird, symbolizes the world.
Truth, which gives us this temple, is the relationship between humanity and the universe, which Father, Mother, Earth, Sky, Sun, Moon and Stars.
In addition to the temple complex, here you can also see the dolphin show, which is included in the ticket price. It is carried out twice a day 11.30 and 15.30. For a fee (200 butt) You can swim with dolphins, or oplyt Sanctuary of Truth Boats from the sea.
Near the temple is a restoration workshop in the open air, where you can watch as the work of Thai masters. Also, not far from the complex is the area with the elephants, where you can feed them bananas and book a walk around the neighborhood and nearby park.
Local cafe hosts, in the park, offer you to see traditional dances and quench your thirst with fresh juice.
Temple of Truth open from 09.00 to 18.00.
The cost of visiting – 500 butt. Tickets must be purchased at the entrance, dalьshe the temple and you dovezut of loshadi, in the wagon, and bring back (Included in the ticket price).