The Sanctuary of Truth is the most impressive Buddhist temple in Pattaya, and I would list it as one of the most beautiful temples in all of Thailand.
The Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) is located next the coastline of south Pattaya. It is a large wooden temple made from teak hard wood. The Sanctuary of Truth is the largest Buddhist temple in Pattaya.
There are some steps you need to walk down from the entrance where you pay the entrance fee, down to the entrance of the temple.
Within the grounds of the temple, there are some Elephants which you can pay to ride around the grounds. The cost for the elephant rides is 400 Baht for a 25 minute ride. There are also some horses available to be ridden.
You can also pay for a boat ride which will take you along the foreshore to see the temple from the water. This is a great photo opportunity to get pics of the entire temple from a distance.
Entrance fee to the Sanctuary of Truth costs 500 Baht, which is quite high for an entrance fee into any temple in Thailand. Part of this money is used for the restoration of the temple. As the temple is made from wood, and is right on the coastline, the salt air deteriotes the wooden structure, so the temple is in constant restoration.
As there is constant construction around the temple, to go inside the temple you need to wear a hard hat which they issue at the front of the temple. To go inside, like all temples in Thailand, you have to be dressed respectfully and cover your legs and shoulders.
The Sanctuary of Truth is open 7 days a week from 8am – 6pm.
Check out the location of The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya