The Sanctuary of Truth – these are really voluptuous images
This post continues from a previous post. In the old post, I wrote that I wondered when it was built, because I didn’t know about The Sanctuary of Truth until May 2011 even though I had been to Patthaya more than 10 times. So, I looked into when it was built. According to my guide books, the project of constructing this site started in 1981. I was really surprised to find out about it. I went to Patthaya for my first time in 1991. I didn’t know about its existence for 20 years.
However, even if I had known about The Sanctuary of Truth in the 90’s, I might not have gone there because the admission fee to this site was a little bit expensive. When I went there in 2011, it cost 500B. That was the same as Wat Phra Kaeo’s. I’m not sure how much it was in the past, but I remember the admission fee to Wat Phra Kaeo was about 100B – 125B in the early 90’s. If it was as expensive as Wat Phra Kaeo at that time too, I would never have gone to The Sanctuary of Truth. I used to be a backpacker at that time, so I had to keep any extra expenses down.
I’m still a frugal man, so I still think 500B is not cheap as an admission fee. However, I’ve somewhat changed. I’m interested in works of art now. So I went there in 2011, and I found that as long as you like to see art, it was worth going there despite the price.
I’m going to show pictures of some wooden statues here. They were standing in front of the main hall. Actually, I didn’t even expect that there would be any voluptuous wooden statues there. Stone reliefs at Angkor Wat are voluptuous too, but I think the wooden statues place too much emphasis on voluptuousness. However, it might be much better than them being too ugly (LOL). Anyway, they were really beautiful. I’m going to show the pictures of main hall next time. If you need more information about The Sanctuary of Truth, you should visit their Official website.