Wood Carving at The Sanctuary of Truth

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Carved teak elephants heads at the Entrance of The Sanctuary of Truth. The temple which has been under construction for 30 years has another 20 years or so to go before it is completed. Woodworkers work seven days a week building and maintaining the temple and it’s grounds. You can even try your hand at working the wood if you like.

More details can be found in the article  The Sanctuary of Truth and you can see a lot more pictures of this beautiful temple in the Gallery.

Sanctuary of Truth 2007 gallery

Sanctuary of Truth 2008 gallery

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8 Responses to Wood Carving at The Sanctuary of Truth
  1. Layne | Crete Delights
    October 26, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    The photos in your Sanctuary of Truth gallery are amazing – the detail in the carvings is exquisite, and I’m not at all surprised that it’s decades until completion! I hope to visit Thailand one day, hopefully, before I’m too old and infirm to enjoy an adventure. :lol:

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  2. Jodapoet
    October 26, 2008 | 6:53 pm

    Wow! So elaborate and detailed. It’s very stunning.

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  3. Cottages and Castles
    October 27, 2008 | 9:08 am

    It’s interesting what wood they are using for it has to be very stable to stand in an open air.

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    • Talen
      October 27, 2008 | 12:57 pm

      The wood is solid teak but it is also treated to withstand the elements.

  4. Mark
    October 27, 2008 | 11:13 am

    Those carvings are so intricate in design it will be amazing when finished. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Petra Voegtle
    October 28, 2008 | 12:18 pm

    Hi Talen, in consideration of the fact that my Asian travels, which brought me to Thailand many times, changed my life entirely i.e. made me change my profession into art and design I am really sad that I missed the opportunity to visit Nakala – which is even new to me. This would have been the eye opener #1 for my life I think. Never mind – I can imagine that this place will be a true place of deep worship and hopefully a true eyeopener for many people.
    Btw – if you care to see – I have quite a lot of photographs from my travels to Thailand on my website:
    http://www.vyala-arts.com under Photo Travels

    Lagon, Petra

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    • Talen
      October 28, 2008 | 3:48 pm

      Absolutely beautiful pictures you have at your site Petra!

      Nakula is just outside of Pattaya and this place really is an eye opener.

      The Sanctuary of Truth won’t be used for worship though…it’s to be a spiritual place to bring people together through the different artistic impressions of Buddhism.

      I have to say that traveling to Asia has changed my life as well and put me on a new path.

  6. Sheraton Karachi
    September 13, 2009 | 10:46 pm

    Its nice to read your article about sancitury of truth and that pictures which is showing the great art to made elephent by wood.

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