Southeast Asia 24
The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya, Thailand
The massive construction,
The Sanctuary of Truth, although filled
with religious iconography,
is not a temple. Conceived by a Thai businessman in 1981, it is not expected to be
completed until 2050. In this way it is reminiscent of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
(This wide-angle view does not provide a good feel for the scope and dimensions of
the project.) The Sanctuary is made entirely of wood, and is constructed largely without the
use of any metal (e.g., nails, bolts, etc.).