A varied day trip where you will see lots of interesting things in the local market, a marine aquarium full of colorful tropical fish, a cliff full of tame monkeys and an oyster farm, then you will visit a stone mason’s village and a famous orchid farm where many beautiful varieties are grown for export. Stop for lunch (included) then on to the Sanctuary of Truth in Naklua the tallest wooden structure in Asia – continually under construction for 20 years already…
“From the Cold War era until today, the world has been under the influence of western civilization, accentuated by materialism and devotion to advanced technology. Many natural areas have been degraded, and men have drifted away from their old values in such a way that morality and spiritual contentment have become irrelevant to many people. Their attempts to control nature have transformed many people into egotistical individuals who are out to destroy one another through incessant wars and economic plundering. Most are after only happiness in this life, and believing that there is no life after this. This sanctuary of truth was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truth. This sanctuary was created not from hubris but from goodness drawn from religion, philosophy and art.
Man cannot be born and exist without seven creators. The Sanctuary of Truth presents seven creators through carved wood sculptures which adorn its interior. They are: Heaven, Earth, Father, Mother, Moon, Sun and Stars.
On top of the four spires of the sanctuary, the four elements that will lead to the ideal world according to eastern philosophy are presented.
• A wood sculpture of a celestial body (Deva) holding a lotus flower, representing the establishment of religion, the pillar of the world
• A wood sculpture of a celestial body holding a child and leading and elderly person, which represents life bestowed upon human beings.
• A wood sculpture of a celestial body holding a book representing the continuation of immortal philosophy.
• A wood sculpture of a celestial body with a pigeon perching on his hand, symbolizing peace.
On top of the tallest, central spire is Kalaki mounting a horse, the symbol of Phra Sri Ariyametrai. Phra Sir Ariyametrai was the last Bodhisattva to achieve enlightenment in the world and become the fifth Buddha in the Bhadhra era (the present era)”
09.00 – 15.00
Minimum 2 persons Price 2,150 bath