Make a wish in the Sanctuary of Truth#26 of 66 things to do in Pattaya
The Thai believe that here Buddha fulfils the mortals’ wishes. But it comes for a price: you have to knock to be heard, literally. In order to be granted a wish, you need to conduct the following ritual: approach the three metal items hanging down from the crossbar on the wall opposite to the entrance, carefully think of your inmost wish and then bang on the metal items, alerting Buddha to your call. Greet the deity with three bangs on the leftmost item (the triangle), then cleanse your karma by striking the bell in the center and finally focus your entire mind on the wish while striking the third item – the round gong. Now be patient, and your wish will come true.
Where to do?
The 105-meter high wooden temple was made without a single nail. Thai people believe that here Buddha fulfils the mortals’ wishes.11Pattaya
Open hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00
Phone: +66 38 367 229
Official website: http://www.sanctuaryoftruth.com