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The Wood Pavilion - Sanctuary of Truth
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Experience the mystic ancient beauty, tradition and art of Thailand during this visit to the Wooden Pavilion. Head to North Pattaya to visit this pavilion also known as “The Sanctuary of Truth”. It is a mystical building constructed according to ancient Thai specifications and the largest wood-carved structure in Thailand.
Designed as a pagoda-shaped pavilion, the building is over 340 feet tall. It is a fusion of religion, culture and art. Originally crafted entirely from Thailand's native teak, parts of the Wooden Pavilion have been replaced by the more durable redwood to withstand the ravages of the salt air. Every square inch of the building is covered with intricate and detailed wooden sculptures depicting the Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge and Eastern Philosophy. Once inside, you’ll have an opportunity to view the cavernous inner chapel, which reveals scenes from Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
After exploring the pavilion and surrounding grounds, you will drive back to the ship along the beautiful Pattaya Beach Road with a stop at a shopping store where you can browse among a range of vibrant Thai silks and souvenirs.
Need to Know:
Note: As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately; shoulders and knees must be covered; revealing attire is not permitted. Shoes must be removed when entering temples.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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