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Roadtrip Destination ~ Sanctuary Of Truth ~ Pattaya, Thailand

Discussion in 'Road Trips' started by R. Paradon, May 27, 2013.

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  1. R. Paradon

    R. Paradon Active Member Founding Member

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    Pattaya is known worldwide as a place to drink, party and go to many different bars for amusement. With this there is a local businessman who wanted the world to know that we also have a lot of cultural places here as well. This project started many years ago and is still in the working.

    Every bit of this place is hand made, carved and there are no nails holding it together. I hope that you enjoy the pics and may someday have the opportunity to see this amazing place in person!

    http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/paradonr/library/Sanctuary of Truth

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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    That place is unreal. When did they start building it? Is it open to the public during construction and when do they think it will be completed?

    James
     
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    When I first visited Thailand in 1987 it was under construction and it still goes on. Visitors are more than welcome as they even have a dolphin show, restaurant, etc. The only warning you have is not to touch the wood because they use some type of preserver that it poisonous when new. Happy that you enjoyed it!
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    87? Wow. That is a slow project. All the detail is what is slowing things down I'm guessing. Is there anyone there that has been working on the project from day one?

    James
     
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    It is the detail and also that the businessman had really made this a project of his heart. It will in all likely hood never be finished. I plan to revisit there in a month or two to see any differences.
     
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    That is just a incredible building ! It is new, but looks like it could have been made in the last century , and it is at the same time so exotic. If I were ever able to travel overseas, this would be such an awesome place to visit.
    I wonder why they use a finish that is poisonous , and hope that they were able to warm people before anyone got poisoned by the varnish.
    I don't know if this can be counted as a road trip from my point of view, since I would definitely need to be in the air, and "off-road" to get even close to there.
    Thank you for posting the pictures and information on this unique tourist attraction.
     
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    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    That is quite a unique building among thistles. I like that part in the center reaching up to the sky. A couple years down the road there will be a history behind it, then even more people will appreciate it and more tourist will also be attracted to it.
     
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