Sanctuary Of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two rais. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. It was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore at Rachvate Cape, Tumbon Naklea, Amphur Banglamung, Chon Buri Province.
The building was constructed according to ancient Thai ingenuity and every square inch of the building is covered with wooden carve sculpture. The purposes of decoration with wooden carve sculptures are to use art and culture as the reflection of Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. With in this complex, visitors will understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia.
The style of the sanctuary is in Khmer architecture. The images from Buddhist and Hindu religions and mythologies of Cambodia, China, India and Thailand are adopted in the Sanctuary of Truth. The building consists of four sections pointing in a cardinal direction and the sections are joined to a central core. The sculptures both inside and outside the sanctuary are a blend of Hindu, Khmer, Chinese (Taoist and Confucianism) and Thai influences. In this ‘Wooden Sanctuary’ all parts emerging from its foundation are built of wood.